Latin Heritage

The Latin culture is an important aspect of our country today.

Latinas in World War II: A Little-Recognized Group

In the 1930s during the Great Depression, Americans were looking for scapegoats, and in an effort to save jobs for “real Americans” they began rounding up and deporting many people who had moved to the U.S. from Mexico, a good number of whom were “real” U.S. citizens. In addition to being a wrong thing to do, the “repatriation” was tragic for many, often resulting in the separation of parents and children.

Rodolfo “Corky” Gonzáles (1928-2005): Poet and Activist

  • Professional Boxer
  • Poet
  • Leader in the movement for justice and equality for Mexican-Americans in the Southwest

Rodolfo Gonzáles was born in Denver, Colorado, the youngest of eight children. His mother died when he was two so the children grew up in a household with only their father. The family lived in a tough section of town, Denver’s “Eastside Barrio.”

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