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Call # E184.A1 S23 1998
Author Salomon, Larry R
Title Roots of justice : stories of organizing in communities of color / by Larry R. Salomon ; foreword by Elizabeth Martinez
Imprint Berkeley, CA : Chardon Press, c1998
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Descript. xiii, 160 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 152-154) and index
Subject Minorities -- United States -- Political activity -- History -- 20th century
Community organization -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Social movements -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Social justice -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Civil rights movements -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Labor movement -- United States -- History -- 20th century
United States -- Race relations -- History -- 20th century
Contents "I never run off the track" : organizing the Underground Railroad -- "Ang laka ay nasa pagkakaisa" = "Strength is in union" : Filipino farmworkers organize in the 1930s -- The "zoot suit riots" : pachucos vs. the Navy -- "It's our union too : Mexican American women rescue the "salt of the earth" strike -- Affirmative action from the grassroots : African Americans demand jobs in San Francisco -- "Stand on a street and bounce a ball" : organizing the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party -- Unafraid and dignified : welfare recipients organize for their rights -- "No evictions. We won't move!" : the struggle to save the I-Hotel -- "You are now on Indian land" : Native Americans occupy Alcatraz -- Participation with power : parents fight for community control of New York City schools -- Back to the blanket : the trail of broken treaties marches on Washington -- "Justice, not sympathy" : Japanese Americans fight for dignity and reparations
OCLC # 39389900