Category Archives: South

Jose Gonzalez: Tampa Postmaster

President John F. Kennedy named postal clerk Jose Gonzalez, an activist in Viva Kennedy, as the first Spanish-speaking postmaster of Tampa, Florida. 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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500th Anniversary of Hispanics in the United States

April 3, 2013 marks the 500th anniversary of the discovery of Florida by the Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de León. It occurs a few months after the November 2012 election, in which Latinos constituted more than 10 percent of the electorate for the first time. Continue reading

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