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Luisa Moreno and Tampa’s Latina Activists in 1936-1937

New research on Luisa Moreno and Latina activists in Tampa, Florida, in 1936-1937. Continue reading

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Luisa Moreno’s 1949 Address to California CIO

Luisa Moreno was the highest profile Latina in the labor movement of the 1930s and 1940s. Facing deportation for her leftist views, she addressed the 1949 California CIO Council. Here speech is reprinted here. Continue reading

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Cigar Makers Pioneered Hispanic Labor Organizing

Hispanic workers were among the first to join a union, starting with the Cigar Makers’ International Union (CMIU), which was founded in 1864. Article profiles of Mario Azpeitia, CMIU president from 1848 to 1969. Continue reading

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