By Richard Worth
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Working with the CSO, Chávez exposed this situation and eventually forced state officials to hire local workers. By this time Chávez had become a full-time employee of the CSO. His organizing work was so successful that in 1959 he became executive director of the organization. At the same time, the political strength of Hispanic voters was beginning to grow. In 1960, a group of Mexican American political leaders met in Fresno, California, where they formed the Mexican American Political Association (MAPA).
Born in Arecibo, Puerto Rico, in 1919, Marqués wrote his play during the 1940s. It was staged in San Juan in 1951 and later opened in Manhattan in 1954. The play described a Puerto Rican family who had left the countryside trying to find a new life in San Juan and later in New York. Instead they found only poverty and had to deal with the death of their oldest son. Pedro Juan Soto, another writer, was born in Cataño, Puerto Rico, in 1928. He later moved to New York City, where he received a college degree from Long Island University.
They set up a free breakfast program for children and planned to open a day care center. Plans called for the center to be located in a local Methodist church. When white members of the church tried to stop the center from opening, the Young Lords took over the building. Soon afterward they faced an investigation from city health inspectors, who found violations THE PUERTO RICAN EXPERIENCE 57 1950 S TO 58 1960 S in the day care facility. Dealing with these violations cost ten thousand dollars. But with the help of contributions from supporters, the Young Lords paid for the violations and opened the center.
1950s to 1960s (Hispanic America) by Richard Worth