Friday, May 24, 2013

Huelga Schools of Houston: The Chicano Fight for Equal Education

This history of huelga (or "strike") schools in Houston is important to remember. -Angela

Also, read this article in addition to going to this website:

By: Jacob Tate


When the Houston Independent School District (HISD) began to integrate its schools in 1970, it used a plan that only integrated Hispanics and African-Americans. Hispanics believed that this plan was racist and unjust, so they boycotted the schools. Special "huelga" (strike) schools were formed to educate boycotting students. The boycotts did not end until HISD drew up a fair integration plan in 1972. Because of this movement, Hispanics now have a better education and therefore, a better future.

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