Prejudice and Pride (1965-1980) - Film Discusison

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April 2, 2016, 2:00 PM CT

Discussion Leader: Leonard Ortiz, History Professor, Baker University.

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 examines similar challenges faced by Latinos of Emporia.

This event is part of "La Colonia de Emporia: Stories of the Latino Community," a project in which the museum will work this local Hispanic organizations to document the Latino experience in Emporia. The project is part of "Latino Americans: 500 Years of History," a special initiative supported by the Kansas Humanities Council, National Endowment for

Lyon County Historical Society
118 E 6th Ave
Emporia, KS 66801-3922
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Sponsored by: Lyon County Historical Society

For more information about this event, please contact:
Lisa Soller
(785) 340-6320