Chicano While Mormon: Activism, War, and Keeping the Faith by Ignacio M. García

By Ignacio M. García

This is a memoir of the early years of a widely known Chicano pupil whose paintings and activism have been encouraged by means of his Mormon religion. The narrative follows him as an immigrant boy in San Antonio, Texas, who reveals faith, is going to segregated faculties, participates within the first significant college boycott of the trendy period in Texas, is going to Viet Nam the place he heads an emergency room within the Mekong Delta, after which to school the place he turns into excited about the Chicano stream. all through this time he juggles, struggles, and springs to phrases with the spiritual rules that offer him the root for his civil rights activism and shape the middle of his ethical compass and non secular ideals. within the method he pushes again opposed to these non secular traditions and customs that he sees as opposite to the main profound facets of being a Mormon Christian. This memoir is set activism and faith at the flooring and displays the militancy of individuals of colour whose religion drives them to interact in social motion that defies basic political terminology.

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