Other Struggles for Equality

I. Mexican-Americans
 A.
Cesar Chavez
 1.
Kindled ethnic pride and solidarity
 2. Formed United Farm Workers
a. uses strikes and boycotts (non-violence)
b. gains better wages and more enforcement of civil rights
 B.
Chicano movement
 1.
Brown Berets similar to Black Panthers
 2. “Chicano Power”
II. Native-Americans
 A.
Native-Americans were (are) the most poverty
stricken group in America
 1.
Demand federal aid
 2. Demand reimbursement for broken treaties
B. 1968 Native Americans take Alcatraz Island
counties on Native American
reservations are among the
poorest in the country and,
according to the Economic
Research Service at the U.S.
Department of Agriculture, nearly
60 percent of all Native Americans
who live outside of metropolitan
areas inhabit persistently poor
C. 1973 Armed Native Americans are forced out of
Wounded Knee, South Dakota After 71 day seige
D. “Red Power” – AIM = American Indian Movement
III. Women’s Movement
 A.
Betty Friedan writes The Feminine Mystique
 1.
“the problem that has no name” = inequality of women
 2. Dissatisfied with just a domestic role
Which is
 B.
 C.
NOW – National Organization for Women 1966
Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) passes Congress
1972. Killed in 1982, 3 states short of passage
“Why the Feminist Movement is
After reading Betty Friedan’s speech answer the
following questions: (on the back)
1. Why have women been viewed as the “weaker
2. Are women equal to men in every way?
Why/why not? Explain your answer.
3. Are women discriminated against? Why do you
feel that way? If yes, will that discrimination ever
end? Why? When?