Tag Archives: FDR

Hilario Delgado: Pioneering Santa Fe Postmaster

Hilario Delgado was the first Latino to be appointed to head a post post in a major city. Continue reading

Posted in Activist Profiles, Presidential Politics, Southwest, Veterans | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Judge Harold R. Medina

Judge Harold Medina became famous not for being the first Mexican American judge in modern history, but for a single high-profile trial. He presided over Dennis v. United States (1949), which grew out of the indictment of a dozen top leaders of the Communist Party USA. Continue reading

Posted in Activist Profiles, Books, Northeast | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Understanding Oxnard, Califronia

Curious Unions, an important new book on Mexican Americans in Oxnard, California, has its origins in stories about the author’s grandfather. Continue reading

Posted in Books, California, Unions | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment