Somos Primos May 2017
Dear Primos and Friends:
On April 26th, joyfully, I added my voice to the many that attending the Westminster City Council meeting. At issue was a resolution to approve an application for "The Mendez Historic Trail and Green Street Bideway Project."
Outside of Orange County, Califoria most people are not aware that the Mendez v. Westminster School District in California took place in 1947, SEVEN years BEFORE the well-known Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka. Kansas.
Both were about the educational civil rights of minority children, who in both cases were segregated into inferior schools. Mexican-heritage children were being placed in remedial Mexican schools through-out Orange County.
Those who spoke in favor of the resolution, were educators, long-term city residents, activists of all ages, even a mother with two small children, thanked the Mendez children, who were in attendance.
I served on the Westminster City General Plan Advisory Committee, and supported the idea of a bike trail, but it was the creativity of Sergio Contreras, past Mayor and current Council Member who saw the opportunity for bringing public visibily to the most important Civil Rights Case in our nation, and it took place right here in Westminster, Orange County California, not Kansas, and through the action of Latinos.
Since Somos Primos went online in Janary 2000, I have published 52 articls in some way connected to the "Mendez Case"< site:http://somosprimos.com > Enjoy.
Thank you to all who have sent information. If you sent me any information between April 27th and now, PLEASE send it again. My computer ate up emails that I was saving to include in the June issue.
God bless America . . . Mimi
Homage to the Spanish Paella by Rosie Carbo
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Advisory Council on Historic Preservation Smithsonian Fellowships
Hillsdale College is offering a free online course, "American Heritage"
Chicanos and the San Patricios
Prayer of the Farm Workers' Struggle by Rafael Jesús González
Moms Declare Holy War After School Teaches Islam 'True Faith'
John is in My Heart
75th Anniversary of the end of the Battle of Bataan
María Elvira Roca: La Inquisición evitó grandes barbaridades
SPANISH PRESENCE IN THE AMERICAS' ROOTS
One: Spanish exploration, settling, and intermarrying in the Americas, 1500-1600s
Two: Spanish involvement and support in the 1700s American Revolution
New Ethnic Studies Learning Channel
Facts shaped and colored by describing with emotionally-packed words
NEW HERITAGE PROJECTS
NEW AARP Arizona Hispanic Connection platform
NEW: Ethnic Studies Learning Channel
NEW: Voces Oral History Project
EARLY AMERICAN PATRIOTS
Granaderos y Damas de Galvez, San Antonio Chapter, Tejeda History Faire & Festival
The Taking of Fort George by Joe Perez
Lost in the Fifties - Another Time, Another Place
Rarely Seen Interesting Moments of History
Francisco Gabilondo Soler, el Grillito Cantor
5th anniversary of the Tejano monument.
YouTube video: Bond Unbroken - the Why of Minh
A Fascinating Short Sea Story
75th Anniversary of the end of the Battle of Bataan
Voces Oral History Project: Nicanor Aguilar, Sr. World War II Veteran
María Teresa Márquez and CHICLE: The First Chicana/o Listserv Network
LEAD Summit VIII was held March 30th: Sin Fronteras - Educating Beyond Borders
"Dying to be a Martyr" Grades 9-12 Lesson plan is offered through PBS
Muslim students' handshake refusal irks Swiss by Rosie Scammell
From the Chronicle of Higher EducationReligion
Hillsdale College, Christ Chapel Groundbreaking
April 10th, 1887: Pioneer Mexican Presbyterian ordained minister
Rollins College student suspended after he stood up for his Christian beliefs.
Free speech and Islam appear to be sworn enemies.
I am Sikh and Tired of Being Called Muslim
The Roman Empire: Unidos por una Lengua = el latín
Sugarman Rodriguez received gold record Sony recognition in The Netherlands
Laredo's colonial pageant, Tex-Mex culture and Martha Washington meet
Eating Hot Chili Peppers May Lead to a Longer Life by Kirk Whisler
Thrilling exhibition shows modern Mexican art is bigger than murals
BOOKS AND PRINT MEDIA
Dust Unto Shadow by Linda LaRoche
Almost White by Rick Najera
Murder on the Red River by Margie Rendon
Legacy of Texas: Mexican Revolutionary Captures San Antonio
Success in life might be largely determined by our last names
Descendants of Isabel OLEA, seeking Chapa Descendents
Grijalba Burgos, Iglesia de Santa Maria de Los Reyes
Genetic History of Italians
Voces Oral History Project is holding a 2-day (Saturday/ Sunday, July 29 & 30, 2017)
How to Write a Journal: 6 Tips by Pamela Hodges
Free Family History Library Classes and Webinars for May 2017
New Records added to Family Search Collection
May 13th: The Northern Mexican: Conquest and Assimilation
September 21-23th: SHHAR Salt Lake Research Trip
May 5th, 6th, and 7th! Anaheim Cinco de Mayo Fiesta
Eighth graders Students from Santiago K-8 School in Washington D.C
May 7: Santa Ana 2017 Thursday Night Monthly Movie Night Schedule
May 25th: 2017 Business Women of the Year Awards and Scholarships
LOS ANGELES COUNTY
May 29, 2017: Two Monuments Honoring World War II
Americans of Mexicans Descent
75th Anniversary of Monument in East Los Angeles
50th Anniversary of Morin Memorial Square plaque
From Iowa Cotton fields to California Attorney
May 27-28th: Grijalva/Altamirano Family Reunion
May 27: Napa County Landmarks' annual Riverboat Captains and Mansions Walking Tour
Hispanic population in California is the largest in the nation.
Orgullosa Latinas on Seattle City Council
Challenge US ownership of Alaska in Russian Court
Office of the Historian : 1866-1898 Purchase of Alaska, 1867
There Are Two Versions of the Story of How the U.S. Purchased Alaska From Russia
Yes California, opened "Embassy of the Independent Republic of California" in Russia
The Mexicans in Oklahoma by Michael M. Smith
Catherine Cortez Masto Wins Nevada to Become First Latina Senator
The diversity of our Hispanic Scholars
May 3rd: Granaderos y Damas: One-man play, Chaz Mena portraying Bernardo de Galvez
May 5: TCARA: An Introduction to Genetic Genealogy
May 6: "Caminos Reales, Lateral Roads, and Native Pathways in Spanish Texas, 1717"
Map: El Camino Real de los Tejas National Historic Trail Association
The Tejano Monument – 5 Years Later by José Antonio López
On this Day: January 23rd, 1691 -- Domingo Terán de los Ríos first Texas governor
On this Day: March 29th, 1813 -- Rebels defeat Spanish royalists
On this Day: March 17th, 1836 -- Convention of 1836 breaks up in a hurry
Stolen Lands - Stolen Heritage
Photo: Los Matachines, Jollo Arambula, May 1961
Lebanese migration into Texas in the 1880s
Commemorating the 181st Anniversary of the Fall of the Alamo
65th Anniversary of Martin High School Tigers Baseball Team, Laredo, Texas
by Gilberto Quezada
Padre Fernández de Santa Ana – literally, one of San Antonio's founding fathers
Briscoe Center Reading Room Opening April 10th
Dr. Antonio "Tony" Baez from Milwaukee, Wisconsin performs in Austin
April 4th, 1689 -- Spanish explorer names the Nueces
Texas Insight into World War I
Mi Mama, Guadalupe Perez Padilla – Rudy Padilla
One Immigrant Family's Story by Rudy Padilla
Time to Get Ready: Fotographía of Albuquerque resident's by Russell Contreras
Lake Superior- Absolutely Amazing Facts
The lost colony of Roanoke by Andrew Lawler
The 1715 Spanish Plate Fleet Disaster
Choctaw Nation in 1847 donated $147 for Irish potato famine relief
America's Other Original Sin
Comments: What explains the gulf between Latin America and Spain? Ray Padilla
The True Story of Pocahontas
World's oldest Jewish library founded by Sephardic Jews in 17th century Amsterdam.
Introduction to Sephardic Genealogy with Schelly Talalay Dardashti
Refugio Rochin: Crypto Jews in America? More commentary 8/22/201
La Expulsión de Los Judíos en 1492: La Leyenda que Construyeron los Enpaña
Found: One of the Oldest North American Settlements By Brigit Katz
400,000-year-old skull fragment found in Portugal
Un Mapa de 1524 de la Ciudad de Mexico
Registros de bautismo de niñas: Marìa Eva, Marìa Rebeca y Marìa de la Rosa y Berriozàbal.
Partnership with Ancestry.com Triples Number of Searchable Mexican Names Online
Moctezuma II tiene una descendencia actual de alrededor de 300 personas
La Mezcla Chicana by Margarito J. Garcia III, Ph.D.
170 Aniversario de la Batalla de la Angostura (22 y 23 de Febrero de 1847
Antonio Guerrero Aguilar escribe... Provincia de Coahuila
CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
Peruvian Art of Ernesto Apomayta
Extract from: Central American Immigrants in the United States
Lo que aportó España al continente americano y lo que aportó América al resto del mundo.
A Review of My Article on the Jeepney Transportation System in the Philippines by Eddie AAA Calderón, Ph.D.
Amazing Places to Visit in the Philippines by Eddie AAA Calderón, Ph.D.
Un Pueblito en España con más Librerias que Bares! Por Ger Centurion
Expulsión de los Judíos de España en 1492
Rodrigo Borja - Alejandro VI
El Concilio Cadavérico
Os presento la Serie española de 10 capítulos "Pedro El Cruel "
423 New Mosques Open in London, 500 Christian Churches Close by Giulio Meotti
Muslim students' handshake refusal irks Swiss by Rosie Scammell,
Klepetan, the faithful bird
Treasured "Nice Words"