History articles

American Latino Heritage Fund’s new website and Twitter townhalls share Latino history and culture

LatinaLista — In 2011, former Secretary of the Interior, Ken Salazar, created the American Latino Heritage Fund (ALHF). The main purpose of the new agency was to: …assist the National Park Service and communities across the country to ensure that our national parks and historic sites preserve, reflect and engage the diverse stories and communities

The treaty that spawned the Mexican American citizen

LatinaLista — To most people, February 2 is the day before the biggest football match of the season. Yet, for Mexican Americans, whether they know it or not, the day marks a historical milestone — it’s when Mexican American history was born. February 2 is the 165th anniversary of the signing of the most significant

National Trust for Historic Preservation Calls for Nominations of Latino Endangered Sites

LatinaLista — The year 2012 will always be remembered as the turning point in U.S. Latino history. After all, it was the year when Latino voters fulfilled the prophecy of the ‘Sleeping Giant.’ Yet, as many know, it took years for the greater Latino community to reach this point. It took years of creating communities

Cuban journalist vows to reconnect Americans with their Hispanic roots by setting straight the historical record

LatinaLista — According to journalist and educator Miguel Perez, 2013 is a very important year for the United States — it’s the 500th anniversary of the nation’s discovery. Not by Christopher Columbus nor British colonists but by a Spanish conquistador named Juan Ponce de León. Ponce de León was looking for that elusive ‘Fountain of

New campaign strives to remember only all-Latino Army unit in history with Congressional Gold Medal

LatinaLista — The recent statehood vote in Puerto Rico, where the majority voted to become a US state, signifies a bittersweet paradox for Puerto Ricans serving in the military. Under its current commonwealth status, Puerto Ricans can enlist, and even be drafted, into service though they don’t have the right to vote in U.S. elections.

Bilingual posters about bracero program brings a DC exhibit to people everywhere

LatinaLista — Among the cool benefits of the Hispanic Heritage Month is that there is a heightened effort to bring the history of Latinos to the national forefront. Museums across the country incorporate local Latino contributions into their exhibits. Yet, there was one contribution, among many, that impacted the nation, as well as Mexicans —