Tag Archives: Latino 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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Latino Civil Rights Figures: Sal B. Castro

via NewsTaco.com Salvador B. Castro was born in Los Angeles and played an important part in helping students organize during the civil rights era, particularly around the LA Walkouts. He grew up partially in Mexico after his father was repatriated before returning to his hometown. He served in the Army and then went to school […]

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Latino Civil Rights Figures: César Chávez

[Editor's Note: This is the first in a weekly series of Latino civil rights figures and organizations profiles in a partnership between News Taco and Pa'lante Latino.] César Chávez was born in Yuma, Arizona in 1927 to a Mexican-American family with six children. He spent much of his childhood traveling with his family as they […]

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