(1) Mario T. García and Sal Castro, Blowout! Sal Castro and the Chicano Struggle for Educational Justice (Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 2014).

(2) The Students Demands. Kelly Simpson, “East L.A. Blowouts: Walking Out for Justice in the Classrooms,” KCET, March 7, 2012,

(3) Elaine Woo, “Sal Castro Dies at 79; L.A. teacher played role in 1968 protests,” Los Angeles Times, April 15, 2013,

(4) Julie Chang, “Does a new Texas textbook whitewash Mexican-American history?” Austin American-Statesman, June 10, 2016,


(1) “Sal Castro & the 1968 East LA Walkouts,” directed by Pat Morrison and produced by Alison Sotomayor, National Hispanic Media Coalition, Impact Awards Gala, 2006, (15 minutes)

(2) “Taking Back our Schools,” episode 3 of Chicano! History of the Mexican American Civil Rights Movement, directed by Public Broadcasting Service, 1996, T.V. (54 minutes)

(3) “Sandra Robbie honored at Awards 40.” Sandra Robbie directed a film about the Mendez v. Westminster case in Orange County, CA. This clip gives an overview of the case. (4 minutes)

(4) “Austin Revealed: Chicano Civil Rights ‘Desegregation & Education.’” KLRU TV, 2016. (11 minutes)