Reflections on the Chicano Movement

  title={Reflections on the Chicano Movement},
  author={Fred A. L{\'o}pez},
  journal={Latin American Perspectives},
  pages={79 - 86}
  • Fred A. López
  • Published 1 October 1992
  • Political Science
  • Latin American Perspectives
The Chicano movement was a potent force in American society during the tumultuous decades of the Vietnam War, urban riots, the antiwar movement, and Watergate. One of several politically militant groups that began to challenge the hegemony of the ruling class in the 1960s and 1970s, the movement had several major components: Cesar Chavez and the United Farm Workers (UFW) in California, Reies-L6pez Tijerina's Alianza de Pueblos Libres (Alliance of Free Peoples) and the land-grants struggle in…