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The First Lady of Civil Rights

by Victoria Cepeda & Efrain Nieves Today, marks the 56th anniversary of Rosa Parks’ refusal to obey bus driver James F. Blake’s order that she give up her seat to make room for a white passenger in Montgomery, Alabama. Her refusal to move started the Montgomery Bus Boycott which damaged the services of the Montgomery bus company and led […]

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What Martin Luther King Jr. Did for the Latino Civil Rights Movements

By Christina Saenz    Martin Luther King, Jr, is celebrated as a hero of African Americans and minorities as a whole.  The Black Civil Rights Movement spurred the Latinoist Movements, such as the Cesar Chavez’s farmworkers’ protests and inspiring Nuyorican activist Gilberto Gerena-Valentin.  He has been framed as an inspiration for the Latinoist 1960s movements but, however, MLK was more than an […]

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