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John Leguizamo Says High School History Makes Latino Students Feel 'Invisible'

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 08.18.2015 | Latino Voices

Latino contributions to U.S. history remain largely absent from high school history books, and John Leguizamo is doing something about it. The 51-year...

Sometimes, It Takes a President

Rod Torrez | Posted 04.08.2015 | Latino Voices
Rod Torrez

I am also remembering my moment with Mom and César Chávez for another reason: I am angry. I am angry that the very Antiquities Act, which gives presidents power to set aside National Monuments, is about to be gutted.

17 Historical Events Every American Needs To Know

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 11.03.2014 | Latino Voices

It's Hispanic Heritage Month. From the first explorations into North America nearly a century before Jamestown to the banning of Mexican-American Stud...

5 Ways U.S. History Is More Latino Than We Think

NBC News | Raul Reyes | Posted 02.20.2014 | Latino Voices

The idea for historian Felipe Fernández-Armesto's new book came from a chance encounter while on the lecture circuit in 2007. The Notre Dame professo...

How We Know The American Cowboy Is A Latino Invention

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.12.2013 | Latino Voices

Few images scream "America" more loudly than that of the southwestern cowboy. The United States can thank its Mexican heritage for creating this mythi...

Lost: Univision Building Demolished in San Antonio

National Trust for Historic Preservation | Posted 01.25.2014 | Latino Voices
National Trust for Historic Preservation

Demolition of the Univision building continued last week to make way for a $55 million, 350-unit housing development. Residents of San Antonio watche...

Remembering A Conflict That Faded Into History

The New York Times | Damien Cave | Posted 10.31.2013 | Latino Voices

LA ANGOSTURA, Mexico — On the grassy, windswept hill where soldiers from north and south fought one of the most important battles of the Mexican-Ame...

The Story Of How Latinos Shaped The U.S.

VOXXI | Griselda Nevarez | Posted 07.28.2014 | Latino Voices

Adriana Bosch said she feels that in the last few years — because of how the immigration reform debate has been framed — many Americans see Latino...

Your Story Belongs in Latino-American History

Virginia Sanchez-Korrol | Posted 11.13.2013 | Latino Voices
Virginia Sanchez-Korrol

More than any other media project in recent memory, Latino Americans makes a monumental effort to engage public discourse.

'I Am Latino. I Am American. I Understand.' | Juan Caminero | Posted 09.01.2013 | Latino Voices

I wonder what a chief of the Taino tribe would say if he could see his people now. Would he recognize me as one of his own? Would his tribal tongue ma...

Commemorating The Chicano Moratorium March

VOXXI | Tony Castro | Posted 08.30.2013 | Latino Voices

The end of August in Los Angeles has historically been a time of sad recollections for Latinos, especially activists who remember a triumphant civil r...

Remembering A Pioneer Journalist

NBC Latino | Raul Reyes | Posted 08.29.2013 | Latino Voices

Today marks the anniversary of a seminal moment in the Latino civil rights movement. On August 29, 1970, Latinos marched in East Los Angeles to prote...

7 Tense Historical Events For Latinos

The Huffington Post | Posted 07.25.2013 | Latino Voices

On a day like today, 115 years ago, U.S. troops landed on the shores of Puerto Rico, sending the island into a political quandary from which it has ye...

Remember The Last Time Los Angeles Was Majority Latino?

Univision News | Jorge Rivas | Posted 07.17.2013 | Latino Voices

Earlier this month the California Department of Finance issued a report that predicted Latinos will be a majority in the state by early 2014. But a...

I Don't Have To Celebrate Columbus

Vito de la Cruz | Posted 12.10.2011 | Latino Voices
Vito de la Cruz

Of course, I understand, as I type this piece on my laptop, that Columbus' exposure of the New World made exploration inevitable and that we are who we are today, in large part because he triggered that European curiosity. But, I don't have to celebrate the man, his misdeeds, or his arrogant, short-sighted waste of human life.