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Viernes Video: One son’s tribute to his mother’s legacy of taking a stand against a “Stolen Education”

Viernes Video: One son’s tribute to his mother’s legacy of taking a stand against a “Stolen Education”

LatinaLista — The old saying — “history is written by the victors” — is never more true than when it comes to Latino U.S. history. Unless an egregious incident involving Latinos reached a U.S. court, chances are no one heard about it. Sometimes not even a victory in court was enough to warrant a historical

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Viernes Video: Tracing the nation’s historical path to racial equality

LatinaLista — In February 2013, the DISCOVERY channel released the documentary ID Films: March to Justice. The film, with its black-and-white grainy footage of the beginnings of the Black community’s movement demanding racial equality — from Rosa Parks to Bloody Sunday — vividly relays the unbelievable struggles of people of color to just be seen


Intrn’l Video: Uncovering the ancient bones of world’s biggest dinosaurs in South America

LatinaLista — South America may be better known for its illustrious ancient history — the Incas, Aztecs, Mayans, the Nazca Plain and pyramids — but the region has been steadily gaining recognition for being the home of more than just mysterious indigenous cultures. Archeologists have been discovering that before the ancient peoples populated the continent,


Puerto Rico’s San José Church first-ever site from the island recognized on annual list of endangered historic places

LatinaLista — For the first time, the National Trust for Historic Preservation recognized a site in Puerto Rico for inclusion in their annual list of endangered historic places. San José Church in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico was included in this year’s round-up of America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places. Built in 1532, it is


New documentary traces the role of missions in Texas in ‘Texas Before the Alamo’

LatinaLista — In 2012, the Obama administration nominated San Antonio’s The Alamo and four other Franciscan missions as a United Nations World Heritage Site. The Alamo, where a famous battle was fought between Texan irregulars and the Mexican Army in 1836, is the best known of five Franciscan missions constructed along the San Antonio River


Indigenous descendants of builders of San Antonio’s missions hold forgiveness ceremony to reinter remains of ancestors

LatinaLista — Visitors to any of San Antonio’s five historic missions — Mission San José y San Miguel de Aguayo, Mission Concepción, Mission San Francisco de la Espada, Mission San Antonio de Valero “The Alamo,” and Mission San Juan Capistrano are immediately struck with several impressions. First, that as old as the missions are — all