Letter from Mervyn Dymally to California State Colleges Board of Trustees, 1971

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Title

Letter from Mervyn Dymally to California State Colleges Board of Trustees, 1971

Subject

California State University Los Angeles
Chicano Movement
Dymally, Mervyn M., 1926-2012
Zapata, Emiliano, 1879-1919

Description

Dymally uses strong language to implore the CSU board to stop using xenophobic excuses and heed the call of “the largest minority in California,” to rename a building at Cal State LA in honor of the Mexican Revolutionary, Emiliano Zapata. Dymally’s own experience as an immigrant to the U.S. surely factors into the fervency with which he argues that U.S. citizenship should not impact the importance of such a historical figure.

Written by Arturo Alvarenga-Gonzalez, History 3450, Fall 2020.

Creator

Dymally, Mervyn M.

Source

Mervyn M. Dymally Papers, Special Collections & Archives, California State University, Los Angeles

Publisher

California State University, Los Angeles, Library. Special Collections & Archives

Date

1971-02-24

Rights

NO COPYRIGHT - UNITED STATES

Format

Document

Language

English

Type

Text

Identifier

Lim_026.02 and Lim_026.03

Citation

Dymally, Mervyn M. , “Letter from Mervyn Dymally to California State Colleges Board of Trustees, 1971,” California State University - Los Angeles, accessed February 29, 2024, http://calstatela-exhibits.libraryhost.com/items/show/12.