Selected primary source sets tell the stories, struggles, and contributions of four major ethnic groups in California that have been historically underrepresented by digitized primary source materials.
Especially for Teachers: Primary source analysis worksheets, lessons plans, and other resource links.
Brief historical overviews and related images explore California’s evolving ethnic diversity:
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Los Californios: California's Spanish, Native American, and African Heritage
Children in the Fields: The Life of the Hispanic Child Laborer During California's Agriculture Explosion
"How Do Men Like You Become Great?": The Early Years of Dr. Ralph J. Bunche
Stealing Home: How Race Relations, Politics, and Baseball Transformed Chavez Ravine
The Prints of Self Help Graphics: The Chicano Movement in California — Culture, Causes, and Community