Louis R. Negrete
4900 LaCross Rd., North Charleston, SC 29406
9781519355263, $14.99, PB, 148pp, www.amazon.com
Synopsis: With "Chicano Homeland: The Movement in East Los Angeles for Mexican American Power, Justice, and Equality", Louis R. Negrete (who for thirty-five years was the Professor of Chicano Studies at California State University at Los Angles) tells the dynamic story of the movement for the rights of Mexican-Americans with a special focus on the Chicano movement at its epicenter in Los Angeles.
Professor Negrete brings to life the issues that triggered this wide-ranging civil rights movement that includes such critical community issues as police brutality, institutionalized poverty, demands for better schools, opposition to the war in Vietnam, and defense of undocumented immigrants.
Professor Negrete deftly blends his own personal experiences and eyewitness accounts with stories of the many leaders, organizations, and successful political strategies. In doing so, Professor Negrete provides a vision of how a new generation of activists (who represent the largest minority voting block in the country) might revive this crucial human rights movement.
Editorial Note: Louis R. Negrete is himself a Chicano who was born and raised in Los...