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LULAC Milestones


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LULAC Milestones

  1. 1. LULAC MILESTONES 1929: LULAC is founded in Corpus 1948: LULAC protested the non- than 20,000 students a year through Christi, Texas when the Sons of burial of veteran Felix Longoria of its 16 educational service centers. America, the Knights of America and Three Rivers, Texas and assisted in the Latin American League merge. his burial at Arlington National 1975: LULAC forms a Scholarship Fund to centralize its scholarship gifts Cemetery. 1930’s: LULAC desegregated which dated back to 1932. hundreds of public places throughout 1950s: LULAC and the American Texas such as barber shops, beauty G.I.Forum filed fifteen school 1980s: LULAC filed numerous shops, swimming pools, parks, rest lawsuits with MALDEF and the desegregation suits in Texas. rooms, public dining places and hotels. Southwest Voter Registration and 1954: LULAC lawyers took the Education Project calling for single 1931: LULAC provided the Hernandez vs State of Texas to the member districts. organizational and financial base for Supreme Court, winning the right for the Salvatierra vs Del Rio Independent 1980s: LULAC fought to get better Mexican Americans to serve on juries. School District case, the first class coverage of Latinos in the media. action lawsuit against segregated 1957: LULAC Council 60 piloted the “Little School of 400”, a pre-school 1986: LULAC took the lead in “Mexican Schools” in Texas. defining a Mexican American position class dedicated to teaching 400 basic 1933: LULAC formed a committee in the 1986 Immigration and Reform English words to Spanish-dominant in San Antonio which led to the Act. pre-school children. formation of the Liga Defensa Pro- Escolar, later known as the School 1960s: LULAC worked to transform 1986: LULAC lobbied the Texas Senate Subcommittee holding Improvement League, which fought for the Little School of 400 to the hearings on English Only and was better schools and better education. Headstart Program under the Johnson successful in stopping the resolution Administration. 1936: LULAC pressured the U.S. from coming out of the committee. Census Bureau to reclassify and 1965: LULAC Council 60 begins a 1989: LULAC filed the LULAC vs designate persons of Mexican descent job placement center in Houston which Mattox lawsuit which challenged the from “Mexican” to “white”. The 1940 leads to the federally funded SER selection of judges throughout urban Census reflected the change. (Service Education, and Texas. Redevelopment). 1940s: LULAC played a major role 1990: LULAC filed the LULAC vs in filing discrimination cases for the 1966: LULAC marched with and Clements lawsuit which challenged the Federal Employment Practices financially supported the United Farm allocation of funds to Texas Commission, the first federal civil Workers in their struggle for minimum Universities. rights agency. wages and dignity. 1966: LULAC and the American 1998: LULAC filed a brief in 1945: LULAC successfully sued to support of sampling techniques for the integrate the Orange County School G.I. Forum joined forces to organize 2000 Census. System, that had been segregated on SER, now the largest workpower the grounds that Mexican children program in the nation aimed at the 2003: LULAC attorneys settled were “more poorly clothes and Latino population. “LULAC vs INS” lawsuit that provides mentally inferior to white children”. an avenue for 100,000 immigrants to 1968: LULAC created the Mexican become permanent legal residents. 1946: LULAC Council in Santa American Legal and Defense Fund Ana, California worked with Attorney (MALDEF), now the legal arm of the 2006: LULAC wins Supreme Court David Marcus to file the Mendez vs Latino community. LULAC vs Perry lawsuit against Texas Westminister lawsuit which ended 100 challenging its redistricting plan on the years of segregation in California’s 1967-1969: LULAC sponsored grounds that it violated the Voting public schools and becomes a key 2,000 household units in conjunction Rights Act of the Latino community, precedent for Brown vs Board of with federal housing program to serve Education. the low-income. 2008: LULAC wins the LULAC vs Texas Democratic Party lawsuit 1947: LULAC Council #1 facilitated 1970: LULAC took a part in the arguing the Party’s “Two Step” system the formation of the American G.I. Cisneros vs Corpus Christi I.S.D., discriminates against Latino voters by Forum. which defined Mexican Americans as giving them fewer delegates. a minority group for the first time. 1948: LULAC attorneys filed the LULAC Historical Chronology by: Delgado vs Bastrop I.S.D. lawsuit 1973: LULAC formed the LULAC Cynthia E. Orozco. Ph.D. and which legally ended the segregation of National Education Service Centers Ray Mancera, Immediate Past Mexican American children in Texas. (LNESC) to advance the education LULAC National VP for the SW. needs of Latinos. Today it serves more