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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

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Founding of United Farm Workers

United Farm Workers – Founded September 30, 1962

Full name: United Farm Workers of America
Founded: 1962
Members: 10,278 (2013)
Affiliation: Change to Win Federation
Key people: Arturo Rodriguez, president
Office location: Keene, California
Country: United States
Website:  www.ufw.org

The United Farm Workers of America, or more commonly just United Farm Workers (UFW), is a labor union for farmworkers in the United States. »»» Read More

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White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics

About Us

Restoring the country to its role as a global leader in education, strengthening the Nation by expanding educational opportunities and improving educational outcomes for Hispanics of all ages, and helping ensure that all Hispanics receive an education that properly prepares them for college, productive careers, and satisfying lives. »»» Read More

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A Revolt Remembered: El Grito de Lares

By Andre Lee Muñiz

El Grito de Lares (The Cry of Lares) is an important event in Puerto Rico’s history, so important that many look to the day it was initiated as the birthdate of the Puerto Rican nation. »»» Read More

Latino Outdoors

Step Out With Latino Outdoors ™

About Latino Outdoors

Latino Outdoors is a unique Latino-led organization. We are working to create a national community of leaders in conservation and outdoor education. As part of this work, we are focused on expanding and amplifying the Latino experience in the outdoors; providing greater opportunities for leadership, mentorship, professional opportunities and serving as a platform for sharing cultural connections and narratives that are often overlooked by the traditional outdoor movement. »»» Read More