Fronteras: The Legacy Of The Chicano Student Walkouts Remembered 50 Years Later

01.31.2020 - By Fronteras

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Students across the Southwest walked out of class in the late 1960s and early 1970s to protest what they believed to be discriminatory policies directed at Mexican American students, including a ban on speaking Spanish on campus. Mario Compean and Aurelio Montemayor were co-chairs of a recent conference in San Antonio that reflected on the Chicano student walkouts, 50 years later.

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