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Mexican Americans in Chicago began to engage in politics through their unions. Picture of Packinghouse Workers Organizing Committee (PWOC) and Steel Workers Organizing Committee (SWOC) float in the 1940 Mexican Independence Day parade. Continue reading

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Latinos’ Campaign for Barry Goldwater

Mexican Americans and Cuban Americans participated in the ill-dated Barry Goldwater campaign. Continue reading

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Maida Springer, Pioneer Latina Labor Leader

Maida Springer was a Panama-born labor leader in New York who ran for office and championed civil rights. Continue reading

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