1905 - Born on August 15th in Jalcocotán, Nayarit, Mexico. He was a civil rights and labor activist, a scholar, and a pioneer during the decades when Mexican Americans had few public advocates.
1929-1944 - One of Stanford's first Chicano alumni, Galarza received an M.A. and a Ph.D. in history from Columbia University.
1956 - His works include: Strangers in our Fields, Merchants of Labor, Spiders in the House and Workers in the Fields, Barrio Boy, Farm Workers and Agribusiness in California, and Tragedy at Chualar.
1964-1971 - His books most notably include the Merchants of Labor, on the exploitation of Mexican contract workers, and the Barrio Boy.
1979 - Dr. Galarza was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature.
1998 - Inducted into the Hall of Fame on October 9th.
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