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A joint project of the Center for History and New Media, George Mason University, the Smithsonian National Museum of American History, Brown University and the Institute of Oral History at the University of Texas at El Paso.
LULAC is the largest and oldest Hispanic Organization in the United States. LULAC advances the economic condition, educational attainment, political influence, health and civil rights of Hispanic Americans through community-based programs operating at more than 700 LULAC councils nationwide. The organization involves and serves all Hispanic nationality groups.
Founded in 1968, MALDEF is the nation’s leading non-profit Latino legal organization. It promotes equality and justice through litigation, advocacy, public policy, and community education in the areas of employment, immigrants’ rights, voting rights, education, and language rights.
In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month, September 15 to October 15, this wealth of articles in both Spanish and English illuminates Hispanic culture and important issues, events, leaders and personalities