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A Poem By Joe Aleman  Dedicated to Cesar Chavez on Cesar Chavez Day in Texas this Tuesday, March 31  Cesar Chavez: To Help His Fellow Man  Migrant Farm Workers: Were the Main Order: Help To Get Them:  Better Living Conditions Better Working Conditions  Better Pay  And Most Important  In a Non-Violent Way  His Adversaries  Were Many  Early On: “The Braceros” Farm Workers  From Mexico  Taking Jobs in the Fields  It was a Touchy Subject  For it Meant  Mexican Americans  Against Mexicans  But He Handled it By  Recording the Amount  Of Applications. 1,900  By Mexican American Farm Workers.  Which Led...

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Mexican Colonized History, 1821-1993 A Brief and Partial Chronology of Texas 1984-1993 Researched, compiled & edited by Mario Longoria, Ph.D. Part 13: –1984. Dr. Hector Perez Garcia, WWII veteran, determined Civil Rights advocate and founder of the American G.I. Forum was awarded the U.S. Presidential Medal of Freedom (1984), the nation’s highest civilian honor; He was also named to the Order of St. Gregory the Great by Pope John Paul II in 1990; and in 1998 was posthumously awarded the Orden de Aguila Azteca, Mexico’s highest decoration awarded by the Mexican government to foreign nationals whose work has benefited...

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A Brief and Partial Chronology of Texas 1973-1976 Researched, compiled & edited by Mario Longoria, Ph.D.   –1973. Case: San Antonio Independent School District v. Rodriguez. The lawsuit was brought by members of the Edgewood Concerned Parent Association representing their children and similarly situated students. The suit was filed on June 30, 1968 in the District Court for the Western District of Texas. In the initial complaint, the parents of the Edgewood ISD sued San Antonio ISD, Alamo Heights ISD, and five other school districts; that also included the Bexar County School Trustees; and the State of Texas. 10...

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Mexican Colonized History, 1821-1993 A Brief and Partial Chronology of Texas 1971 -1972 Researched, compiled & edited by Mario Longoria, Ph.D. –U.S. Dept. of Education cited the Victoria Independent School District with the existence of discriminatory condition in the school district because the schools were not integrated as required by law. Once again, racism prevailed. –U.S. Department of Education cited the Weslaco Independent School District (July 28) for non-compliance in Civil Rights because they refused to de segregate their schools. In essence, the district adopted a single-grade campus for each of the three elementary schools where Mexican Americans attended....

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Mexican Colonized History, 1821-1993 A Brief and Partial Chronology of Texas The Summer of 1971 Researched, compiled & edited by Mario Longoria, Ph.D. –1971. The year 1971 was of particular legal significance to Mexican Americans in Texas. At the time, many Mexican American students attending public schools in all grades were either de facto or legally segregated. The following 1971 court cases as well as Intervention by the U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare to address the issue of “de segregation of schools in Texas. The judges and attorneys for the State of Texas were true to their...

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Mexican Colonized History, 1821-1993 A Brief and Partial Chronology of Texas 1963-1970 Researched, compiled & edited by Mario Longoria, Ph.D. –1963. Mexican American voters revolt in Crystal City, Texas. Mexican candidates oust 5 Anglo city council members and elect 5 Mexican Americans in their place. This political victory eventually leads to the founding of “La Raza Unida Party.” –1964-1975; the Vietnam War. Mexican Americans served valiantly even though their casualty rate is 20% compared to the 11% of the U.S. population they represent. –The Edgewood Independent School District in San Antonio, Texas lists 55 alumni and community residents as...

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 Mexican Colonized History, 1821-1993 A Brief and Partial Chronology of Texas 1951-1962 Researched, compiled & edited by Mario Longoria, Ph.D. –1951. In July, the U.S. Congress enacts Public Law 78, formally titled the “Bracero Program,” which becomes a major element in the agriculture of Texas, California, New Mexico, Arizona, Arkansas, and a minor JERCIANTS of LABOR one in 20 other states. Interestingly, the states of Texas The Madcom Bracco Story and California account for almost three-fourths of the total braceros brought into the U.S. –1954. In the landmark case of “Hernandez vs. Texas”, the U.S. Supreme Court recognized Mexican...

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Mexican Colonized History, 1821-1993 A Brief and Partial Chronology of Texas 1945-1953 Researched, compiled & edited by Mario Longoria, Ph.D. –1945. In World War II, U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Lucio Adams from Port Arthur, Texas received the Congressional Medal of Honor for gallantry in Europe. –U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Macario Garcia from Sugarland, Texas received the Congressional Medal of Honor for bravery in Europe. –U. S. Army Sergeant Jose Lopez from Brownsville, Texas is bestowed the Congressional Medal of Honor for bravery in Europe. AMONG THE VALIANT –U.S. Army Private First Class Silvertre Herrera from El Paso, Texas received...

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