"History Repeats Itself" by Jaime Rafael (2010). This essay is entitled, "Mexican Americans in Houston: Facing Adversity and Becoming American during the Great Depression, 1929 - 1939," focuses on "the creation of a distinct Mexican American identity in Houston before WWII." Don't overlook the link at the bottom of the page to the full text of this interesting and informative essay.
The University of Texas at El Paso's (UTEP) Institute of Oral History has built the largest border-related oral history collection in existence, capturing and preserving the compelling stories of the first generation Mexican-American immigration experience.
A walkout--or "blowout"--by Mexican-American students at two Los Angeles high schools sets in motion a massive protest movement, eventually involving thousands of students demanding more bilingual education and the teaching of Mexican cultural history. Pictured: Mexican-American student protesters. (Chicano Student News, courtesy California Library for Social Studies and Research)