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New Mexico Group To Honor Latino Scholar George I. Sanchez

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This undated image provided by Cynthia Kennedy shows pioneer Mexican American educator and activist George I. Sanchez sitting in one of his offices in N.M.
This undated image provided by Cynthia Kennedy shows pioneer Mexican American educator and activist George I. Sanchez sitting in one of his offices in N.M.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- A group of retired educators are working to honor a Mexican-American scholar who is celebrated across the country but is virtually unknown in New Mexico, where he was born.

An ad hoc committee is pushing a series of projects aimed at honoring the late-George I. Sanchez, a scholar credited with helping bring attention to the plight of poor Mexican-Americans in the 1930s. Those projects include naming a street and building after Sanchez, said Luisa Duran, a retired University of New Mexico bilingual education professor.

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