California

 

César Chávez on How It Began

Type: Oral History     Grade Level: 10-12, Adult
Interview with César Chávez about how the National Farm Worker Association became involved with the Filipino strike against grape growers and organized a march to Sacramento, inspiring future Chicano movement activists.

I Have Not Signed a Treaty with the United States Government

Type: Article     Grade Level: 10-12, Adult
Poem by Menominee writer, artist, and activist Chrystos.

Murals: Redefining Culture, Reclaiming Identity

Type: Article     Grade Level: 10-12, Adult
A powerful essay on the connections among art, identity, and activism, with full color photographs after the article.

Separate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez & Her Family's Fight for Desegregation

Type: Book – Picture Book     Grade Level: 2-4
Duncan Tonatiuh, 2014 A little-known yet important story of the fight to end school discrimination against Mexican-American children is told with lively text and expressive art.

Viva La Causa

Type: Film     Grade Level: 7-9, 10-12
Documentary film on the grape strike and boycott led by César Chávez and Dolores Huerta in the 1960s. By Bill Brummel and Alonso Mayo, 2008.

Critical Focus: The Black and White Photographs of Harvey Wilson Richards

Type: Book – Photos     Grade Level: 5-6, 7-9, 10-12, Adult
Paul Richards, 1987 Photographic collection of the 1960s protest movements.

One Crazy Summer

Type: Book Fiction     Grade Level: 2-4, 5-6, 7-9
Rita Williams-Garcia, 2010 The heartbreaking, funny tale of three young girls and the Black Panthers.

101 Changemakers: Rebels and Radicals Who Changed US History

Type: Book – Biographies     Grade Level: 7-9, 10-12
Student-friendly profiles of people who have fought for social justice in U.S. history. By Michele Bolling and Dao X. Tran.