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1968: How a tumultuous year still shapes our world

East L.A., 1968: ‘Walkout!’ The day high school students helped ignite the Chicano power movement

In March 1968, thousands of students walked out of four Los Angeles high schools. Most were of Mexican descent; they marched for better teachers, better facilities and college prep courses. The walkouts spread to include 22,000 students across L.A. and ignited a generation of Chicano activism.

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