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12. Migrant

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Rudolfo A. Anaya - Selected Archive Items

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[6125] Anonymous, Protest for Legislature to Improve Conditions [for Migrant Farm Workers] (1969),
courtesy of the Denver Public Library, Western History Collection.
Photograph of a migrant worker protest at the Capitol Building in Denver, Colorado. Hispanic and white men and women join together to urge improved living conditions for migrant workers. A priest holds a flag that says, "Huelga U.F.W.O.C. AFL-CIO Delano." Another man holds a sign that reads, "Denver Witnesses for Human Dignity."

[6133] Anonymous, Young Hispanic Woman (c. 1969),
courtesy of the Denver Public Library, Western History Collection.
In the 1960s and 1970s, a number of Chicana women protested definitions of womanhood and American identity that did not include Chicana heritage and life. Author Rudolfo Anaya's writing is in part an exploration of how Chicano and Anglo cultures can combine to enrich people's understanding.

[7613] Russell Lee, Spanish-American Family. Chamisal, New Mexico (1940),
courtesy of the Library of Congress [LC-USF34-037007-D].
Author Rudolfo Anaya, who grew up in New Mexico, sets many of his stories in the villages of the Southwest. His novels include Bless Me, Ultima and Heart of Aztlan.

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