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Tejana who fought to save the Alamo from developers gets special plaque to remember her

Tejana who fought to save the Alamo from developers gets special plaque to remember her

LatinaLista — The Alamo is considered Texas’ most popular tourist attraction and the phrase “Remember the Alamo” is as familiar as the iconic silhouette. But if it weren’t for the actions of one early Texas resident, who took that phrase to heart, generations would have had only those words to remember a site that was

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Video: Author details how current immigration system evolved to host “systemic prejudice against Mexicans and other migrant workers”

LatinaLista — Immigration didn’t become ‘illegal’ until 1965, according to Aviva Chomsky the author of a new book titled “Undocumented: How Immigration Became Illegal.” Chomsky, professor of history and coordinator of Latin American studies at Salem State University in Massachusetts, recently appeared on Democracy Now! explaining how “systemic prejudice against Mexicans and other migrant workers

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Video: Latino folk tales’ illustrations serve as centerpiece for unique art exhibit

LatinaLista — Mexican storytelling and art have never been independent of one another. One genre that has long illustrated this symbiotic relationship is children’s literature. Last year, at the Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum at Saginaw Valley State College in Saginaw, Michigan there was a special exhibit highlighting Latino folk tales. In the 65-piece exhibit,

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One on One: Roberto Sanchez’s long journey from the streets of Little Havana to Hollywood

By Eliana Alcaraz Esparza LatinaLista (LL Editor’s Note: Article originally appeared on Herald de Paris) HOLLYWOOD (Herald de Paris) – In the fall of 2002, while working as an armed officer for the Miami Metro System, Roberto Sanchez received a serendipitous phone call that would forever change his life. Only moments earlier, he had encountered

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10 ways to honor the sacrifices of U.S. soldiers this Memorial Day weekend at national parks

By Rocío Lower National Park Foundation On the last Monday of May, our nation will come together to observe Memorial Day and honor the men and women who gave their lives in service of our country. Throughout the National Park System, many sites will hold events in memoriam of the greatest sacrifice made by these

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Student Guest Voz: Hispanics – The Forgotten Class in Civil Rights History

LatinaLista — Nicholas D. Dauphine, a senior at Johnson High School in Austin, Texas won first place in the LBJ Library “Civil Rights Today” Essay Contest. Dauphine was honored on April 8 at the LBJ Civil Rights Summit awards ceremony in Austin, for his prize-winning essay entitled “Hispanics – The Forgotten Class in Civil Rights

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