“Brown, Not White: School Integration and The Chicano Movement in Houston” By Guadalupe San Miguel Jr.

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298 Pages; 6 W x 9 H

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Strikes, boycotts, rallies, negotiations, and litigation marked the efforts of Mexican-origin community members to achieve educational opportunity and oppose discrimination in Houston schools in the early 1970s. These responses were sparked by the effort of the Houston Independent School District to circumvent a court order for desegregation by classifying Mexican American children as “white” and integrating them with African American children—leaving Anglos in segregated schools.

In “Brown, Not White” Guadalupe San Miguel, Jr., astutely traces the evolution of the community’s political activism in education during the Chicano Movement era of the early 1970s. This important study will engage those interested in public school policy, as well as scholars of Mexican American history and the history of desegregation in America.

6in x 9in

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Weight 0.98 lbs