Category Archives: Midwest

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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Humphrey Reached Out to Latinos and Ethnic Americans

Latinos were part of the 1968 Hubert Humphrey campaign from its inception. In the campaign, Humphrey sought to reassemble a multiethnic coalition as had Roosevelt and Kennedy. Continue reading

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Alfonso J. Cervantes, Mayor of St. Louis

Alfonso J. Cervantes of St. Louis, served as the first big-city mayor of Hispanic origin in the U.S. Continue reading

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