Organizing the Chicano Movement, The CSO Story

Organizing the Chicano Movement
IBSN: 0-9720873-3-8
This book relates how in 1947, the first Community Service Organization, a grass-roots, non-profit organization was organized in Los Angeles and became very successful. In 1952, another CSO Chapter was organized in San Jose, and within a few years there were 42 CSO chapters throughout California and 3 chapters in Arizona. The author documents how this community organization created community leaders, such as Cesar Chavez, Dolores Huerta, Gilbert Padilla, Tony Rios, Congressman Ed Roybal, Humberto "Bert" Corona, Judge Cruz Reynoza, Herman Gallegos, and numerous others. These individuals became icons of the Chicano Movement and at the same time created social changes within the Chicano communities. These social changes improved the quality of life for all Mexican Americans in the United States. A few years later, these same individuals created national organizations such as The National Council of La Raza, The Southwest Voters Education and Registration Program, the Mexican American Political Association, the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials, the National Farmworkers Union, La Raza Caucus, ect. CSO provided the leaders and the mentors which created the foundation for the evolvement of the Chicano Movement which in turn addressed other social issues.

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Humberto Garza: 1398 "O" Street, Sanger, California 93657
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Prices (including tax and shipping costs):
A Quest for Justice, $15.00
Demystifying the Murrieta Legend, $24.00
The Mexican-American War of 1846-1848, $23.00
Organizing the Chicano Movement, $24.00
Aztecs in the American Southwest, $20.00
11 by 14 picture of Joaquin Murrieta "El Patrio", $14.00
11 by 14 picture of Joaquin Murrieta "El Guero", $14.00

About the author

humbertoHumberto is a former University administrator and a college professor and community organizer. He received a master's degree from Stanford University and a master's degree and bachelor's degree from San Jose State University. Humberto was born and raised in Eagle Pass, Texas and currently resides in Sanger, California.