List of Mexican Americans - Civil Rights Leaders and Community Activists

Civil Rights Leaders and Community Activists

  • Lupe Anguiano - civil rights activist
  • Norma V. Cantu - civil rights lawyer and college professor
  • Carlos Cadena - attorney in the landmark Hernandez v. Texas supreme court case
  • Aurora Castillo - environmental activist
  • Sal Castro - civil rights activist and educator
  • Ernesto Chacon - Latino and low income civil rights activist
  • César Chávez(1927–1993) - labor leader and activist
  • Linda Chavez-Thompson - former executive vice-president of the AFL-CIO
  • Miguel Contreras - labor leader
  • Bert Corona - labor and community organizer
  • Ricardo Cruz - attorney, civil rights activist
  • Maria Echaveste - former White House Deputy Chief of Staff and Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress
  • Josefina Fierro de Bright - civil rights activist during The Great Depression
  • Gustavo C. Garcia - attorney in the landmark Hernandez v. Texas supreme court case
  • Rodolfo Gonzales — leader of the Chicano Civil Rights Movement, boxer, poet
  • José Ángel Gutiérrez — political activist, founder of the Raza Unida Party, writer, and professor
  • John J. Herrera - civil rights leader
  • Dolores Huerta - civil rights leader
  • Nativo Lopez - civil rights activist
  • Mimi Lozano - co-founded the Society of Hispanic Historical and Ancestral Research
  • Angel G. Luévano - labor leader and activist
  • Rueben Martinez - activist and businessman
  • Eliseo Medina - labor activist
  • Janet Murguía - civil rights activist
  • Alex Pacheco, activist
  • Olga Talamante - political activist
  • Emma Tenayuca - labor organizer
  • Reies López Tijerina - activist, founder of the Alianza Federal de Mercedes
  • John Trudell - Musician, Author, Poet, & Political Activist
  • Baldemar Velasquez - president of the Farm Labor Organizing Committee
  • Raul Yzaguirre - civil rights activist

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