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Female Soldiers in the Civil War

Photo: Frances Clayton disguised herself as “Frances Clalin”
to fight in the Civil War. (Library of Congress)

Women Who Fought In The Civil War

With the election ending soon, we wanted to highlight women who take a stand. »»» Read More

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National Disability Employment Awareness Month

Presidential Proclamation
National Disability Employment Awareness Month, 2016

Americans with disabilities are entitled to the same rights and freedoms as any other citizen — including the right to dignity and respect in the workplace. »»» Read More

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Domestic Violence: Stop The Cycle

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Domestic violence is a direct attack on the family by someone within its own walls. Understanding it is half the battle. Find out how you can help yourself and your friends. »»» Read More

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Latino Civil Rights Timeline

Latino Civil Rights Timeline, 1903 to 2006

Latinos have made many strides in civil rights in the United States, but only through blood, sweat and tears. We still fight – la lucha es siempre. »»» Read More

CHCI

Service: Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute

CHCI Serving U.S. Hispanics

CHCI was originally formed to serve as a legislative organization through which legislative action, as well as executive and judicial actions, could be monitored to ensure the needs of Hispanics were being met. »»» Read More

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American GI Forum – Standing by Latino Veterans

AGIF – A Hispanic Veterans and Civil Rights Organization

Founded: March 26, 1948
Founder: Dr. Hector P. Garcia, Dr. Vicente T. Ximenes
Location: Washington, DC
Key people: Ángel Zúñiga, National Commander
Slogan: “Education is our Freedom and Freedom Should be Everybody’s Business”

The American G.I. »»» Read More

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LULAC – Fighting For Our Rights

League of United Latin American Citizens

Founded: 1929
Founder: Pedro and Maria L. Hernandez (La Orden Caballeros de America)
Focus: Civil and social rights organization to protect the rights of Latinos. »»» Read More

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Guayaquil Starts Ecuadorian War of Independence

Guayaquil – First Ecuadorian City to Declare Independence
October 9, 1820

The Ecuadorian War of Independence was fought from 1820 to 1822, starting in the city of Guayaquil, between several South American armies and Spain over control of the lands of the Royal Audience of Quito, a Spanish colonial administrative jurisdiction from which would eventually emerge the modern Republic of Ecuador. »»» Read More

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Dignatario Hispano: Ezequiel Cabeza de Baca

Ezequiel Cabeza de Baca
By Anselmo F. Arellano

Many times during the historical course of a society, leaders emerge to represent their people and assist them in societal concerns. Much of the history of a people is thus manifest in the types, number and charisma of its leaders. »»» Read More