March 2, 2021
University of California Santa Barbara’s news site, The Current, published an interview with Rewriting the Chicano Movement: New Histories of Mexican American Activism in the Civil Rights Era‘s co-editor Mario T. García, a UCSB scholar.
In the interview, García expanded on the themes of the book:
“The essays in our book,” García continued, “bring in new historical actors to the movement that had earlier been excluded and, secondly, the book attempts to nationalize the movement in that it made Chicanos and other Latinos for the first time into national political actors and laid the foundation for today’s recognized Latino political power. It is not excluding or downplaying earlier histories of the movement but rather expanding them.”
Please read the entire interview here.
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