Triumphs and Struggles for Latino Civil Rights

People, Identity & Culture
Social Justice
Author(s):
Barbara Cruz
Age Group:
10-12
Publisher:
Enslow Publishers
ISBN:
978-0766028043
Year:
People, Identity & Culture
Social Justice

Over 42 million Latinos live in the United States, making up America's largest ethnic minority group. As their population grows, Latino people and organizations continue to fight for improved education, equal employment opportunities and fair immigration laws. Author Barbara C. Cruz describes the long journey of Latinos in the United States, from the founding of the oldest city on the American mainland at St. Augustine, Florida, to the continued struggle for civil rights today.

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