¡CHICANO! History of the Mexican American Civil Rights Movement

Groundbreaking PBS series about the multi-faceted Chicano civil rights movement of the 1960s and 70s. In four parts.

Episode one, “Quest for a Homeland,” examines the roots of Chicano nationalism in the land grants struggle of New Mexico and youth leaders’ embrace of a cultural identity fusing Mexican mythology with their American experience. Culminating in the anti-Vietnam War protests, the hour ends with the movement in crisis after the killing of Los Angeles Times columnist Rubén Salazar during a police riot.