Blowout! [electronic resource] : Sal Castro and the Chicano struggle for educational justice / Mario T. García & Sal Castro.
- Chapel Hill [N.C.] : University of North Carolina Press, c2011.
1 online resource (382 p.)
- Hispanic Americans -- Education -- United States.
Hispanic Americans -- Civil rights -- History -- 20th century.
Educational equalization -- United States.
Race discrimination -- United States.
United States -- Race relations.
- Electronic books.
- In March 1968, thousands of Chicano students walked out of their East Los Angeles high schools and middle schools to protest decades of inferior and discriminatory education in the so-called ""Mexican Schools."" During these historic walkouts, or ""blowouts,"" the students were led by Sal Castro, a courageous and charismatic Mexican American teacher who encouraged the students to make their grievances public after school administrators and school board members failed to listen to them. The resulting blowouts sparked the beginning of the urban Chicano Movement of the late 1960's and early 1970's,
- CONTENTS; Acknowledgments; INTRODUCTION: The Sal Castro Story; 1 Born in East L.A; 2 Veterano; 3 Viva Kennedy; 4 Mr. Castro; 5 The Mexican Schools; 6 Blowout: Part I; 7 Blowout: Part II; 8 The East L.A. 13; 9 Reprisals and Struggles; 10 All My Children; 11 Education Today and Legacies; EPILOGUE: The Camp Hess Kramer Spirit; AFTERWORD: Pedagogy of Chicano Power: Sal Castro, Paulo Freire, and the Mexican American Youth Leadership Conferences, 1963-1968; APPENDIX: Chicano Movement Historiography; Notes; Index
- Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Castro, Sal.
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