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ERIC Number: EJ866720
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1066-2847
Walkout in Crystal City
Barrios, Greg
Teaching Tolerance, n35 p41-43 Spr 2009
When students take action, they create change that extends far beyond the classroom. In this article, the author, who was a former teacher from Crystal City, Texas, remembers the student walkout that helped launch the Latino civil rights movement 40 years ago. The Crystal City student walkout remains a high point in the history of student activism in the Southwest. Crystal City provided both template and inspiration for any community faced with economic or civil discrimination. Above all, it gave participants a sense of individual and communal destiny in the knowledge that a common cause can bring about justice, unity and change. Three discussion questions are included.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas