By Richard Worth

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The strike at Delano, called the Great Delano Grape Strike, caught the attention of the media. Volunteers from civil rights groups, churches, and college campuses joined the picket lines. Chávez called for a national boycott in supermarkets against the purchase of grapes. Then, in March 1966, Chávez led a 300-mile (402km) march from Delano to Sacramento to appeal to California governor Edmund G. “Pat” Brown to intervene and recognize the rights of the farmworkers. By this time, the publicity had become too much for one of the largest grape growers, Schenley Corporation.

There the 1950 S TO 38 1960 S entire economy was run by the government. Castro planned on having his government take control of lands owned by well-to-do Cubans, instead of giving them to the Cuban peasants. Castro also began putting his government in charge of Cuba’s businesses. By mid-1959, large landowners were already leaving Cuba, and soon afterward merchants, teachers, and doctors also Fidel Castro took control of Cuba in 1959, and Cubans soon after began to flee the country. C U B A N A M E R I C A N S —S T R U G G L I N G 39 TO SUCCEED Opposite: The United States set up programs for children of those who fled Cuba.

Bilingual education was aimed at giving Puerto Rican and other Hispanic children a better opportunity to succeed in school, reducing the high dropout rate. QQ SPANGLISH Many Hispanic immigrants spoke a combination of Spanish and English known as Spanglish. Another form of Spanglish—called Nuyorican—was spoken by Puerto Rican immigrants living in New York. Q Q Meanwhile, a Puerto Rican youth organization known as ASPIRA had been founded in the early 1960s to encourage Hispanic children to become successful.

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