Alvarez, Robert R. Jr.. "The Lemon Grove Incident: The Nation's First Successful Desegregation Court Case.
The Journal of San Diego History.
Spring 1986, Volume 32, Number 2. http://www.sandiegohistory.org/journal/86spring/lemongrove.htm> History of the case.
http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/hispanic/ A very student-friendly site with history, games, biographies and more all about Latino life and culture. People, history, games….all very kid friendly.
http://www.albany.edu/jmmh/vol3/chicano/chicano.html Review of
Chicano! History of the Mexican American Civil Rights Movement
Video. NLCC Educational Media, 1996. Journal for Multimedia History Volume 3 2000
http://www.lasculturas.com/lib/libMexAmCivilRights.php Mexican American Civil rights movement: many links to interesting cases including a study of Corpus Christi and its struggles with civil rights issues over the decades.
http://www.centropr.org/lib-arc/idprog/chronology.cfm Archives of the Puerto Rican Diaspora
http://www.signonsandiego.com/uniontrib/20040518/news_1n18grove.html 'Before Brown." Reviews the work of Robert Alvarez and presents a concise background for the Lemon Grove case.
http://www.tsha.utexas.edu/handbook/online/articles/HH/jrh1.html Good background information for the Hernandez v Texas case.
http://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/modules/mex_am/bibliography3.html Mexican American History 'pathfinder': comprehensive list of sources.
http://lp.findlaw.com/ I used this site to find the court decisions for all the Supreme Court cases used in the unit. The decisions begin with a review of the case before moving into the legal interpretation of the decision. Teachers can select parts of the decisions to read with the students.
http://www.voicesofcivilrights.org/timeline_alt.html Voices of Civil Rights Timeline: lists of individuals and events seen in context.
http://benito.arte.uh.edu/ Good site for finding Latino literature.
http://www.sandiegohistory.org/bio/californios.htm Biographies of San Diego
http://pbskids.org/wayback/goldrush/california.html All about
http://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/mexican_voices/mexican_voices.cfm Mexican American Voices lists many important events in Latino civil rights history in a timeline with photographs.
http://college.hmco.com/history/us/resources/students/primary/manifestdestiny.htm Manifest Destiny Lesson including source material
http://www.historytools.org/sources/manifest_destiny.pdf Excerpt from Annexation by John L. Sullivan 1845
http://www.puertorico-herald.org/issues/vol3n42/SupremeCourtCitizen-en.shtml On Puerto Rican citizenship: case seemed an interesting extension to the 1902 Gonzalez case as well as the 1917 granting of limited citizenship.
http://www.soaw.org/new/article.php?id=830 Good discussion on the history of the usage of Hispanic vs. Latino
Cockcroft, James D.
Latinos in the struggle for Equal Education.
New York: Franklin Watts, 1995. An easy to read history about struggles with schools and getting a decent education for Latino children and families.
Del Castillo, Richard Griswold.
The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo: A Legacy of Conflict
. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1990. Background information about the treaty and its impact.
Garcia, Mario T.
Desert Immigrants: The Mexicans of El Paso, 1880-1920
. Yale Western Americana series; 32. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1981. Background to the world of workers crossing into Texas.
Haro, Carlos Manuel.
Mexicano/Chicano Concerns and School Desegregation in Los Angeles
. Los Angeles: Chicano Studies Center Publications, University of California, 1977
Californio Voices: The Oral Memoirs of Jose Maria Amador and Lorenzo Asisara
. University of North Texas, 2005. Memoirs of two people living in California in the 19th century.
Romo, David Dorado.
Ringside Seat to a Revolution: An Underground Cultural History of El Paso and Juarez, 1893-1923
. Cinco Puntos Press, 2005. The story of the bath house riots including first hand accounts.
Chicano: The History of the Mexican American Civil Rights Movement
. Houston: University of Houston Press, 1996. The text accompanies a film series which was broadcast on PBS.
Soltero, Carlos R.
Latinos and American Law: Landmark Supreme Court Cases
. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2006. Chronological history of famous cases in the Supreme Court dealing with Latino issues.
Resource list for Latino/Chicano films at http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/MRC/LatinoVid.html
The Lemon Grove Incident
. Produced by Paul Espinosa, directed by Frank Christopher. 1986. "The film examines the response of the Mexican American community in Lemon Grove, California, to a 1930 school board attempt to create a segregated school for the Mexican American children of the district."