The ASUC DEI Advisory Council invites all of Academic Success and University College to take the Movimiento Tour in person or virtual to explore historical markers of the Mexican American Civil Rights Movement in San Antonio.
About the tour:
Research for this tour utilizes archives from Special Collections housed at the UTSA Libraries and Institute of Texan Cultures and includes input from long-time community activists whose work was instrumental in calling for political, economic and educational reform.
Mexican American civil rights activists took to the streets of San Antonio in the ‘60s and ’70s with rallying cries that resonated not only in Texas but throughout the country. The movement—or movimiento—took shape on the roads of the Alamo City. So, it’s only fitting that those same roads now serve to guide us in visiting this rich and storied past.
Welcome to Mapping the Movimiento: Places and people in the struggle for Mexican American Civil Rights in San Antonio, an interactive tour of a selection of some of the important places that have significantly contributed to Latino progress.
The 15 sites represent only a slice of the many places around the city that galvanized a generation of Chicano activists.