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Mexican American Movement (U.S.). Supreme Council (1942-1950) | Special Collections & Archives

Name: Mexican American Movement (U.S.). Supreme Council (1942-1950)

Historical Note: The Supreme Council of the Mexican American movement had it roots within the Young Men's Christian Association. It was established in 1945, with the goal of improving social, educational, economic, and spiritual conditions among Mexican Americans and Mexican people living in the United States. These goals were to be accomplished by providing encouragement for further education and financial aid to college students, promoting good citizenship and good relations with non-Mexicans, and organizing local councils. Members were professionals, students, and civic-minded members of the community of both Mexican and Anglo backgrounds. The organization focused on education as a means of improving one's quality of life.

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