GI Forum Mobilizes

The GI Forum, a group of Mexican-Americans focused on getting their fellow citizens to the polls in the 1960 election introduces young historians to Hector Garcia  who helped President Johnson create reforms for ethnic minority groups. 

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Instructional Ideas
  • Lead a group discussion on the importance of the G.I Forum in the 1960 election
  • Have pupils create their own news broadcasts on the reforms of President Johnson
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires a free PBS account
  • The video uses primary sources including newsreel footage
  • Clip is a good resource for Hispanic Heritage Month
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