Tag Archives: Civil Rights
Puerto Ricans in the fields on Maui, circa 1920. In the plantation camps where laborers lived, managers segregated them by nationality.

Manuel O. Sanchez: Puerto Rican Civil Rights Activist

On March 2, 1917 the United States enacted the The Jones–Shafroth Act granting U.S. citizenship to Puerto Ricans. However, Puerto Ricans that had migrated to Hawaii, by then an already U.S. territory, were not recognized as U.S. Citizens until later that year. In 1899 Puerto Rico was hit by a  devastating hurricane by the name of San […]

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LULAC Holds Meeting With The Department of Justice Regarding Texas Redistricting Map

Contact: Paloma Zuleta, pzuleta@lulac.org, (202) 365-4553   Washington, D.C. – Advocates for LULAC that included former Congressman Ciro D. Rodriguez, National LULAC Counsel Luis Roberto Vera, Jr., Maverick County Judge David Saucedo and John Tanner, former Department of Justice Voting Rights Section Chief, and LULAC attorney and expert George Korbell, presented LULAC’s objections to the […]

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Latino Heads U.S. Commission On Civil Rights

This article was written by Sara Inés Calderón of NewsTaco.com For the first time ever, a Latino is head of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights — that’s the organization that serves as a clearinghouse for civil rights violations on the federal level. Martin Castro, the Commissioner of the USCCR since March, Castro is the son and grandson of […]

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