Chicano Movement in Southwest USA:
Chicano! Mexican civil Rights Movement Quest For a Homeland this is a very good film that outlines the timeline starting with Reies Lopez Tijerina’s Alanza and the Land Grant Struggle. It also goes into depth about Corky and the involvement of Chicanos in the Campaign for the Poor and the beginnings of the Crusade for Justice. It also discusses the LA Chicano Moratorium.
Los Angeles Times: Chicano Moratorium Series This is a well produced series of stories about LA Protests on Aug. 29, 1970
La Voz (2015) . El Chicano Movimiento series: Crusade for Justice
Department of Washington History and Geography of the Chicano Movement.
Colorado Public Radio (2019) . West High Blowout 50 year anniversary.
Denver Post (2009). The West High School 1969 Blowout
Colorado Public Radio (2015) Corky Gonzales Legacy Highlighted as Denver Names Library After Him
Southwest Crossroads; Cultures and Histories of the American South West
Colorado Public Radio (2018) Discussion on Latino History
Los Sies de Boulder. This site is dedicated to raising awareness of the six Chicanos killed in a car bombing in Boulder in 1974. This unsolved car bombing is shrouded in conspiracy.
Boulder County Latino History Classroom Lessons— This is a really cool site that has loads of lesson plans created for Teachers who want to bring Latino history into the classroom.
Bracero Program 1942-66:
Chicanos in the Vietnam War:
On Two Fronts: Latinos & Vietnam This is a great film created in conjunction with many Chicano Vietnam War vets. It starts with the story of Everett Alverez, the first Navy pilot shot down and taken hostage. It also discusses the disparities among Chicanos selected by the draft. One strength of this films is that it discusses the complex relationship between Chicanos and the military as many viewed military service as the highest honor and were eager and proud to fight for their country. It briefly discusses some of the emerging war protest but does not go into Vigil’s story or the importance that war protests had in creating the Chicano movement in the 70’s.
Boys from the Bario This is a short film about military veterans creating a monument in Scottsbluff Nebraska dedicated to the service members from the bario. It also has my Uncle Joe in it.
Ralph C. Guzmán–Researcher who published The Mexican Americans: Our Second Minority, proving a disproportionate number of Mexican Americans were dying in Vietnam
The Invisible Force: Latinos at War in Vietnam Short article with a few good stories and photos.
Soldados: Chicanos in Vietnam is an independent documentary with stories about Latinos serving in Vietnam.
Voices Veteranos: Mexican America and the Legacy of Vietnam is a great film that has many first person stories from veterans.