The history and aspirations of the second largest minority in America
Chicano Manifesto, the seminal book on Chicanismo and the Chicano Movement, is now available in a 50th Anniversary Edition. By coincidence, Armando Rendón, the author, is also the publisher as CEO and Executive Director of the Somos en escrito Literary Foundation Press, the publishing house Rendón launched in 2016.
“I never could have envisioned that I’d be around to see a reprint of Manifesto a half century after it first came out but I’m not complaining. My intent is that new generations of Mexican Americans join with the elder Chicanas and Chicanos to face the next 50 years with a plan, with commitment to preserving and enhancing la cultura Chicana.”
Care to comment? In Chicano Manifesto’s pages, you can meet the figures who evoked the idea of a revolution of ideas, aspirations and recognition of an identity which had been suppressed for generations – the Chicano, which is a Mexican American with an attitude, with a national character as in “Mexican American nation,” and aware of the awesome challenge facing la raza as we confront the next half-century. Anyone who read the book when it was first published by Macmillan Company in 1971, or since then and wishes to reflect on its effects on their lives then and through the years, the ideas that stuck with them, how they see the future for Chicanismo is urged to send a brief commentary to firstname.lastname@example.org. Put the word, Manifesto, in the subject box.
Commentaries will be selected for publication in Somos en escrito Magazine as part of the 50th anniversary observance.
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