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.
Article: 25 MOST INFLUENTIAL HISPANICS IN AMERICA
“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: