Louis R. Negrete
4900 LaCross Rd., North Charleston, SC 29406
9781519355263, $14.99, PB, 148pp, www.amazon.com
Synopsis: Louis R. Negrete is a Chicano, born and raised in Los Angeles. He served as Director of Project Head Start for the Council of Mexican American Affairs and then as a founding faculty member of the new Chicano Studies Department at California State University, Los Angeles. For 35 years, until his retirement, he was Professor of Chicano Studies at Cal State L.A.
In "Chicano Homeland: The Movement in East Los Angeles for Mexican American Power, Justice, and Equality", Professor Negrete tells the dynamic story of the movement for the rights of Mexican-Americans. Focusing on the Chicano movement at its epicenter in Los Angeles, Negrete brings to life the issues that triggered this wide-ranging civil rights movement--police brutality, institutionalized poverty, demands for better schools, opposition to the war in Vietnam, and defense of undocumented immigrants.
Professor Negrete blends personal experiences and eyewitness accounts with stories of the many leaders, organizations...