A young Mexican-American girl named Sylvia Mendez was at the center of the famous Mendez v. Westminster case from 1947, which led to the desegregation of schools for Latino children on the U.S. West Coast.Read More
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Best known for her iconic role as Anita in the original West Side Story film adaptation, Rita Moreno is also known as the first Latina to win an academy award for acting and one of the first actors ever to “EGOT” (that is, to win an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony). Moreno was born in Puerto Rico and immigrated to the Bronx, New York when she was five years old. While dancing at a Spanish dance studio as a teenager in New York City, she was discovered by a talent scout. By age 16, Moreno was the primary breadwinner for her family from her earnings as a performer. By age 18, she signed with MGM studios.Read More
Markos Moulitsas Zúniga is a military veteran and well-known American political thinker who founded the blog sites The Daily Kos (political) and SB Nation (sports). He is among the leading voices today in the American political landscape – a representative of both GenX and Hispanic Americans.Read More
Descended from Spanish Colonists, Nina Otero - Warren a.k.a. the woman of many "firsts", gained that title after her contributions to the state of New Mexico & to the various communities she thrived in, and for assisting in ratifying the 19th amendment.Read More
While surprisingly little has been written about his life, through the 1970s and 80s, Dr. Alan Rockway was at the forefront of the fight for LBGT+ equality. Dr. Rockway was an openly bisexual clinical psychologist who utilized his training and expertise for advocacy. Dr. Rockway was a cofounder of BiPOL – the first bisexual political organization which advocated for LGBT+ rights on a national and international scale.Read More