Prejudice and Pride (1965-1980) - Film Discussion

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April 17, 2016, 2:00 PM CT

Discussion Leader: Valerie Mendoza, American Studies instructor, University of Kansas.

Frustrated by the persistent discrimination of the 1960s, Latino Americans organized labor and fashioned a "Chicano" identity with hopes of achieving political equality. See the film and participate in a scholar-led discussion that addresses the story of Newton High Schools' Azteca Dancers.

This event is part of "A Presence in the Community: Newton High Azteca Dancers," a series of events that document the Azteca Dancers, a Latino group established at Newton High School in 1991. The project is part of "Latino America: 500 Years of History," a special initiative supported by the Kansas Humanities Council, National Endowment for the Humanities, and the American Library Association.

Harvey County Historical Museum & Archives
203 N Main St
Newton, KS 67114-0004
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Sponsored by: Harvey County Historical Museum & Archives

For more information about this event, please contact:
Debra D. Hiebert
(316) 283-2221