Mexican Americans -- Civil rights -- New Mexico
Subject Source: Unspecified ingested source
Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:
Abstract This collection contains writings from and materials relating to the Chicano activist, Carlos Cansino. Cansino was active with the Los Duranes Community Improvement Association in Albuquerque and La Alianza Federal de Pueblos Libres, as well as Chicano organizing in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Texas.
Dates: 1966-2011 (bulk 1966-1970)
Abstract LULAC Council #8003 in Silver City, New Mexico, was chartered in 1966. The organization has been concerned with improvement of the social, political, and economic status of the Hispanics of Grant County. The organization has focused on issues such as education, legal reform, citizenship, and the extension of civil and political rights to Hispanics.
Abstract The collection contains the papers of New Mexico land grant activist Reies Lopez Tijerina, best known for founding the Alianza Federal de Mercedes. The group organized heirs seeking to regain Spanish and Mexican land grants protected under the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, an important component of the Chicano Movement.
Dates: 1888-2003; Majority of material found within 1963-1978