Scope and Content
Title: CASA HGT
Collection number: 28
University of California, Los Angeles. Library.
Chicano Studies Research Center, UCLA
Los Angeles, California 90095-1490
Abstract: CASA-HGT, (Centro de Accion Social Autonoma-Hermandad
General de Trabajadores), was a Marxist-Leninist organization during the crucial
civil rights period of 1965-1975 and it was led by Rudy Lozano, a Latino
activist based in Chicago. He was instrumental in building the Black-Latino
coalition and became a leading force behind the election of Harold Washington as
mayor of Chicago in 1983. Washington won the election and became Chicago's first
African American mayor and the most progressive mayor in the city's history.
Rudy, a short time before, fell just seven votes short of entering a runoff
election for a seat on the Chicago City Council. Had he won, he would have been
the first Mexican American alderman and one of the few not controlled by machine
Lozano was assassinated in 1983 and the forces behind his death have never been
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Physical location: Collection is currently stored at the Chicano
Studies Research Center archive, 180 Haines Hall, UCLA. In the future collection
will be stored off-site at the Southern Regional Library Facility, UCLA.
Language of Material: Collection materials in Spanish and
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[Identification of item], CASA HGT, 28, Chicano Studies Research Center,
UCLA, University of California, Los Angeles.
These materials were given to the UCLA CSRC by Kathy and Joel Ochoa via
Emilio Zamora to Richard Chabran on 20 June 1985. A formal deed does not exist
but a provenance folder is available for inspection at the CSRC Archives, 180
Haines Hall, UCLA.
From 1968 through 1978, Centro Accion Social Autonimo-Hermandad General de
Trabajadores (CASA-HGT) functioned as a self help center and legal service
provider for undocumented Mexican workers in California. CASA-HGT was a
Marxist-Leninist / Third World Revolutionary political organization with a
particular emphasis on challenging the unforeseen impacts of capitalist
Scope and Content
This collection of papers relating to the policies and issues of CASA-HGT
consists of approximately 2 linear feet of papers.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this
collection in the library's online public access catalog.