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GE-50402-11Public Programs: America's Historical and Cultural Organizations: Planning GrantsSan Jose State University Research FoundationBefore Silicon Valley: A Migrant Path to Mexican American Civil Rights6/1/2011 - 8/31/2013$40,000.00Margo McBaneAnneO.FountainSan Jose State University Research FoundationSan JoseCA95112-5569USA2011History, GeneralAmerica's Historical and Cultural Organizations: Planning GrantsPublic Programs400000400000

Planning for a traveling exhibition and associated programs on the history of the Mexican Americans in the Santa Clara valley from 1920 through 1960.

This is a dissemination project/planning program, which will be brought to a broad audience of civil rights supporters, students, multi-generations of Mexican/Hispanic Americans and the general public who live on the edge of this history of racial tensions, cultural negotiation, and political engagement without understanding its genesis. The subject of our program is the legacy of racial discrimination faced by Mexican migrants in Santa Clara Valley from 1920 to 1960. This subject will be explored through the humanities themes of work, community and civil rights. Regional racial segregation and discrimination in the workplace and community became a catalyst for creation of identity and cultural citizenship initially through the formation of recreational spaces such as dance halls and the later struggle for a civil rights movement.