Chicano Timeline

In the 1960s and 70s, Chicano student groups at San José State accomplished long-lasting changes. Their activism at San José State led to the admittance of more Chicano students, the hiring of Chicano faculty, the development of a Chicana and Chicano Studies program (one of the first in the country), and the Chicano Graduation, a 1968 walk-out action, that remains an annual celebration of Chicano graduates today. These landmark changes were the result of tireless activism, connections with and support from the local community, and their ability to organize and strategize with Chicano groups at other colleges in California and the Southwest. 

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