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Community Service Organization History Project records
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The Community Service Organization History Project papers includes oral history interviews and other media as well as files from the CSO itself, especially pertaining to its Bakersfield Chapter, 1955-2002.
The Community Service Organization was an important California Latino civil rights organization, most famous for training Cesar Chavez. It was founded in 1948 by Fred Ross, Antonio Rios and Edward Roybal to empower immigrants through such programs such as voter registration drives, citizenship classes, lawsuits and legislative campaigns.
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