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Edward Roybal for California Lt. Governor in 1954

Edward R. Roybal, the first Mexican American to serve on the Los Angeles City Council in modern times, also held the distinction of being the first Latino to serve as a major party nominee for statewide office in California in 1954. Continue reading

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She Was One of Us: Eleanor Roosevelt and the American Worker

First lady Eleanor Roosevelt was a larger-than-life figure, a well-known New Dealer with an affinity for the struggles of women, workers, and minorities. An adroit behind-the-scenes advocate, she also assumed a groundbreaking public role: she wrote a daily newspaper column, … Continue reading

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Latinas and Triangle Shirtwaist Fire

Two young Latinas were among the victims of the 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist Fire. Continue reading

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