Mexican-American Civil Rights Struggles in Texas

Historians talked about the history of Mexican-American civil rights struggles in Texas. Their recent books each examine different… read more

Historians talked about the history of Mexican-American civil rights struggles in Texas. Their recent books each examine different historical periods when Mexican Americans have struggled for equality. The panelists also responded to questions from members of the audience. Ricardo Romo moderated.

Cynthia Orozco is the author of No Mexicans, Women, or Dogs Allowed: The Rise of the Mexican American Civil Rights Movement about the League of United Latin-American Citizens (LULAC), founded by Mexican-American men in 1929. Emilio Zamora is the author of Claiming Rights and Righting Wrongs in Texas: Mexican Workers and Job Politics during World War II. David Montejano is the author of Quixote’s Soldiers: A Local History of the Chicano Movement, 1966-1981, about San Antonio, Texas.

The program “¡Poder!: Mexican American Civil Rights Struggles in Texas” was held in the C-SPAN/Book TV Tent of the Texas Book Festival. Scenes from the festival were shown at the opening and closing of the program. close

Javascript must be enabled in order to access C-SPAN videos.

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

People in this video

  • Montejano, David Associate Professor University of California, Berkeley->Ethnic Studies Department
  • Orozco, Cynthia E. Chair Eastern New Mexico University, Ruidoso Branch Community College->History and Humanities Department
  • Romo, Ricardo President University of Texas at San Antonio
  • Zamora, Emilio Professor University of Texas at Austin->History Department
More People

Hosting Organization

Series

More Videos From

2010 TEXAS BOOK FESTIVAL

More Videos
More information about

Mexican-American Civil Rights Struggles in Texas

1,278 Views
Program ID:
295989-5
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Forum
Location:
Austin, Texas, United States
First Aired:
Oct 16, 2010

Airing Details

  • Oct 16, 2010 | 2:22pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Oct 16, 2010 | 2:25pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
Purchase a DVD or Download

Mexican-American Civil Rights Struggles in Texas

  • DVD
    Length:
    01:07:58
    Price:
    $29.95
    Add to Cart
  • MP3 audio
    Length:
    01:07:58
    Price:
    $0.99
    Add to Cart

Clips from This Video