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Wyoming chronology

1927 Comision Honorifica is established in Lovell, Wyoming, to combat social, economic, and political discrimination.

1940s A systematic, organized labor protest by sugar beet and railroad workers during the bracero era of World War II begins to slow economic discrimination against Wyoming Latinos.

1948 The Latin American Federation is established in Cheyenne.

1954 The Columbia School for children of Mexican-origin sugar beet workers in Torrington, Wyoming, closes.

1960s Social, economic, and political barriers begin to lessen for Mexican Americans and other Latinos.

1970 On January 12 the Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlan (MEChA) is established at the University of Wyoming.

1982-1984 La Cultura Oral History Project is conducted under the auspices of the Wyoming Council for the Humanities.

1998 The Chicano Studies program is established at the University of Wyoming.

2003 La Radio Montanesa: Voz de la Gente (KOCA 93.5 FM) goes on the air, broadcasting bilingual programming from Laramie, Wyoming.

2004 The inaugural Celebracion de la Charreada begins in Teton County Fairgrounds.

2006 An Immigration Rights Teach-In is held on University of Wyoming’s Prexy’s Pasture on May 1.

2007 The Trabajo y suenos en todas las generaciones de mestizaje en Wyoming mural is unveiled at the third annual Cesar Chavez Dinner on the University of Wyoming campus.

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