Blowout fills a major void in the history of the civil rights and chicano movements of the 1960s particularly the struggle for educational justice about the authors mario t garcia is professor of chicana o studies and adjunct professor in history and religious studies at the university of california santa barbara. The drive was shorter than i had remembered from three years ago when we picked up my son carlo who attended the chicano youth leadership conference directed by sal castro carlo had a good time and according to sal proved to be quite a dancer at the big saturday night dance. In march 1968 thousands of chicano students walked out of their east los angeles high schools and middle schools to protest decades of inferior and discriminatory education in the so called mexican schools during these historic walkouts or blowouts the students were led by sal castro a courageous and charismatic mexican american teacher who encouraged the students to make their . Blowout sal castro and the chicano struggle for educational justice book read 4 reviews from the world blowout sal castro and the chicano struggle for educational justice book read 4 reviews from the worlds largest community for readers castro orchestrated the walkouts that led to los angeles school district conceding certain demands . Blowout sal castro the chicano struggle for educational justice by mario t garcia and sal castro chapel hill the university of north carolina press 2011 367 pp hardbound 3495 in blowout mario garcia focuses on east los angeles educator sal castro as a great of chicano history
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