Hispanic Historical Figures


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In history class, students commonly learn about historical figures such as, Benjamin Franklin, Abraham Lincoln, Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King Jr. and so on. Recently, what I’ve noticed is the lack of recognition of Hispanic leaders and historical figures in educational environments. Most history textbooks don’t showcase accomplishments, major events and important contributions by Hispanic people. So, I’d gladly like to introduce you to a couple of Hispanic leaders.


“From music to politics to business, Hispanics are remaking America. TIME presents 25 titans leading the Latino charge into the 21st century”.

List of People:

Alberto Gonzales – 1st Hispanic Attorney General

Mel Martinez – 1st Cuban-American Senator

Antonio Villaragiosa – LA’s 1st Latino Mayor

Gustavo Santaolalla – Helped pioneer the mixture rock and Latin music

Robert Rodriguez – Hollywood Director

To be continued……

The rest of the influential Hispanic historical figures are listed in the link below:

Article Source: http://content.time.com/time/specials/packages/article/0,28804,2008201_2008200,00.html


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Kamari Holley

Name: Kamari Holley Born in Norfolk, VA Attending Drexel University Top 3 Films/TV Shows 1. Braveheart 1. Law & Order SVU 2. Independence Day 2. Friends 3. Sister Act 2 3. Fresh Prince of Bel-air Top 3 Books 1. The Clique Book Series by Lisi Harrison 2. Archie Comic Books 3. Unlimited Power by Tony Robbins

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