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Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund

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Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund

"Founded in 1968 in San Antonio, Texas, the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) is the leading nonprofit Latino litigation, advocacy and educational outreach institution in the United States." [1] "The man who brought it together was Pete Tijerina." [2] In 1968 "The Ford Foundation had decided to grant to the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund a sum of $2.2 million to be spent over five years on civil rights legal work for Mexican Americans; $250,000 of the grant was to go for scholarships to Chicano law students. The board was dumbfounded. Ford had given them over twice what they had asked for. Greenberg pledged support from the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, and both Pincus and Greenberg were given standing ovation." [3]

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  1. About, Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, accessed July 4, 2007.
  2. Founding, Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, accessed July 4, 2007.
  3. Founding, Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, accessed July 4, 2007.