Father Junipero Serra. Pope Francis will make him a "saint" while here on his "lecture America" tour. Serra and his missionaries used Catholicism to "assimilate" native peoples. Those people, while they willing went into the missions, were used as forced labor and suffered severe punishment if they tried to leave. Brutal flogging, was the deterrent of choice. Indian women were raped, and disease took over half of the people. Defenders say he was being "a stern & tough" father figure".
ustice for My People: The Dr. Hector P. Garcia Story tells the story of Dr. Hector P. Garcia – Mexican Revolution refugee, medical doctor to the barrios, decorated war veteran, civil rights activist and presidential confidante - as he fought to bring attention to the Mexican American civil rights movement.
boxer, poet, political activist. Corky Gonzales inspired me through his commitment to La Lucha. He helped present Plan Espiritual de Aztlan, a written statement demanding self-determination for Chicanos.
deathriders: fyeah-history: Subcomandante Marcos, the spokesman of the Zapatista Army of National Liberation, smoking a pipe atop a horse in ChiapasSubcomandante Marcos is the spokesperson for the Zapatista Army of National Liberation (EZLN), a Mexican rebel movement. In January 1994, he led an army of Mayan farmers into the eastern parts of the Mexican state of Chiapas in protest of the Mexican government’s treatment of indigenous peoples. Where there is oppression, there is resistance.