Chicano Oral History Project

Chicano Oral History Project

In the late 1960s, Sac State served as an important site for Chicana/o student organizers who sought to revolutionize academia from inside and make impactful changes in the community. In 2012, a group of Chicana/o movement elders formed The Sacramento Movimiento Chicano and Mexican American Education Oral History Project. The purpose of the collective was to record oral histories capturing Chicana/o activists’ involvement in and contributions to the Mexican American civil rights movement in Sacramento from 1965 through 1980. The Project successfully collected 98 richly detailed and textured oral histories. The Sac State University Library was gifted the 98 video histories in December 2020 by the collective. The Library is currently processing these videos and is proud to offer the first two videos. More videos will become available as we complete our work on them.

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