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CASA HGT Records
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Description
Centro de Accion Social Autonoma-Hermandad General de Trabajadores (CASA-HGT), was a Marxist-Leninist / Third World Revolutionary poliitcal organization with a particular emphasis on the unforseen impacts of capitalist globalization. This collection consists of the organization's publications and internal documents.
Background
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. It was led by Rudy Lozano, the most important Latino leader in Chicago, who was assassinated in 1983. Lozano was instrumental in building the Black-Latino coalition that became a leading force behind the election of Harold Washington as mayor of Chicago in 1983. CASA-HGT also picked up on a lost tradition: the Primero de Mayo marches (May Day), an event that contributed Pilsen's reputation reputation as the activist neighborhood of Chicago. CASA-HGT was a Marxist-Leninist / Third World Revolutionary poliitcal organization with a particular emphasis on the unforseen impacts of capitalist globalization.
Extent
.8 linear feet (2 boxes)
Restrictions
These materials are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study pursuant to U.S. Copyright Law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of materials, including but not limited to infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source. The original authors may retain copyright to the materials.
Availability
Open for research.