Rodolfo “Corky” González

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Rodolfo “Corky” González was a Mexican American civil rights activist. He is considered a founder of the Chicano Movement. His poem Yo Soy Joaquín shared his view of what is was to be Chicano: a cosmic combination of conflicting American, European, and Mexican identities. Chicanos could not claim one identity after the melting pot of cultures over the years and they needed to define themselves as something new.