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A World of Its OwnRace, Labor, and Citrus in the Making of Greater$
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Matt Garcia

Print publication date: 2002

Print ISBN-13: 9780807826584

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: September 2014

DOI: 10.5149/9780807898932_garcia

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Soly Sombra The Limits of Intercultural Activism in Post-Citrus Greater Los Angeles

Soly Sombra The Limits of Intercultural Activism in Post-Citrus Greater Los Angeles

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(p.223) 7 Soly Sombra The Limits of Intercultural Activism in Post-Citrus Greater Los Angeles
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A World of Its Own
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Matt Garcia

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University of North Carolina Press
DOI:10.5149/9780807898932_garcia.14

During the 1940s and 1950s, Americans began to participate in the struggles against discrimination and segregation of Mexican Americans and African Americans living in Southern California. This chapter focuses on the San Gabriel/San Bernardino Valley Unity Leagues and the Intercultural Council of Claremont, two organizations formed to remedy discriminatory conditions in Southern California. The Unity Leagues represented a bona fide civil rights movement that fought discrimination and segregation in education, public facilities and housing throughout Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Riverside, San Diego, and the Pomona Valley. The Intercultural Council of Claremont (ICC), on the other hand, created the first multiracial neighborhood in the citrus belt and offered financial support to Mexican Americans for home renovations, higher education, and health care.

Keywords:   discrimination, segregation, San Gabriel, San Bernardino Valley, Unity Leagues, Intercultural Council of Claremont, ICC, Pomona Valley, citrus belt

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