Archive | March, 2012

First Puerto Rican To Play In The Negro Leagues: Emilio “Millito” Navarro

By Efrain Nieves In the early 1900s Blacks were not allowed to play baseball with Whites due to Jim Crow laws.  Hence, Blacks formed there  own groups of teams and played across the country. In 1920 Andrew “Rube” Foster,  then a former player, helped organize the Negro league with White and Black business owners.  Emilio “Millito […]

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Salomé Ureña: Founder of Women’s Higher Education in the Dominican Republic

Poet Salomé Ureña de Henríquez was born on October 21st, 1850 in Santo Dominigo, República Dominicana. Influence by literature and taught classic works of Spanish and French writers by her father, Salomé published her first poem at the age of 17. Her most notable works include A La Patria, Ruinas, El Ave y El Nido, Mi Pedro, Mi Ofrenda A La Patria, La […]

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