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The Hispanic the US sequence takes readers on a trip to a spot that used to be referred to as the recent international.

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In these towns the Anglo leadership is often very conservative. They are in control. . We are quietly organizing. ” Q Q ing with the farm owners. At a meeting of the organization in 1962, he brought up this idea to the members. When they voted it down, Chávez decided that the time had come to leave his position at the CSO and strike out on his own. C R E AT I N G T H E NFWA Chávez, along with his wife, Helen, and their family, moved to Delano in the Imperial Valley, California’s agricultural heartland.

In 1959, they organized the first Puerto Rican Day parade in New York City. Edna Acosta-Belén and Carlos Santiago wrote, “Town mayors back in Puerto Rico would bring delegations to New York City to participate in the parade,” along with city residents, politicians, and well-known celebrities. Similar parades were also held in cities such as Chicago, Illinois and Hartford, Connecticut, which had large Puerto Rican communities. They featured salsa music—a mix THE PUERTO RICAN EXPERIENCE 59 Opposite: The Puerto Rican Day parade first took place in 1959.

No sewers! . My neighbor has no electric lights, right in the middle of the city. Across the street, in that house you see, half of the floors are earth. The good earth! ” claimed there was a shortage, even when one did not exist, just to save money. Under pressure from powerful growers, the local officials brought in braceros and refused to hire the farmhands who lived around Oxnard, California. Working with the CSO, Chávez exposed this situation and eventually forced state officials to hire local workers.

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