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10 Myths About Immigration

10 Myths About Immigration

10 Myths About Immigration Teaching Tolerance Magazine. Editor’s note: While originally published in 2011, this story was updated in 2015 to reflect current statistics, policies and conditions in the United States. Myths about immigration and immigrants are common. Here are […]
Hispanic & Latino Activists

Hispanic & Latino Activists

Cesar Chavez Union leader and labor organizer Cesar Chavez dedicated his life to improving treatment, pay and working conditions for farm workers. Born near Yuma, Arizona, on March 31, 1927, Cesar Chavez employed nonviolent means to bring attention to the […]

Student Reflections & Art Work

Prayer to Jesus, the Immigrant

Prayer to Jesus, the Immigrant

Let us remember That we are in the holy presence of God   Jesus,  as  an  infant  you  fled  to  Egypt  with  your  mother  Mary  and  Joseph. You  were  a  vulnerable  family  in  a  foreign  land,  looking  for  shelter  and […]
Prayer for Friends and Benefactors

Prayer for Friends and Benefactors

Let us remember That we are in the holy presence of God O God, bountiful in forgiving, and lovingly desirous of man’s salvation, we humbly beseech Thy mercy in behalf of our friends, relations and benefactors, who have passed from […]
Prayers from the Stranger for the Stranger to the Stranger

Prayers from the Stranger for the Stranger to the Stranger

Let us remember That we are in the holy presence of God O God, remind us that we are part of a whole, part of the land or our ancestry and your future, that we are both bordered people and […]
Prayer for Migrant Women

Prayer for Migrant Women

Let us remember That we are in the holy presence of God   O  God, Creator of the heavens and of earth,   Help  us  to  see  one  another  through  eyes  enlightened  by  understanding and  compassion. Help  us  to  listen […]
Loreta Janeta Velázquez

Loreta Janeta Velázquez

(June 26, 1842 – c.1902), was a Cuban-born woman who claimed that she masqueraded as a male Confederate soldier during the American Civil War. After her soldier husband’s accidental death, she enlisted in the Confederate States Army in 1861. She […]
Collected Prayers for Immigrants

Collected Prayers for Immigrants

Let us Remember That we are in the holy presence of God   Dear Jesus, Our journey through life is long and hard. We  cannot  make  this  trip  alone;  we  must  walk  together on  the  journey.  You promised to send […]
Hispanic Heritage Month Prayer

Hispanic Heritage Month Prayer

Let Us Remember That we are in the holy presence of God O God, you have made of one blood all the people of the earth, but you have also richly blessed us with a world of many languages, cultures […]
African – American Civil Right Timeline

African – American Civil Right Timeline

   African – American Civil Right Timeline   1619 Photograph of newspaper advertisement from the 1780s The first African slaves arrive in Virginia.   _____________________________ 1746 Lucy Terry, an enslaved person in 1746, becomes the earliest known black American poet […]
Latino Civil Rights Timeline – 1903 to 2006

Latino Civil Rights Timeline – 1903 to 2006

  1900s 1903 In Oxnard, Calif., more than 1,200 Mexican and Japanese farm workers organize the first farm worker union, the Japanese-Mexican Labor Association (JMLA). Later, it will be the first union to win a strike against the California agricultural […]
Stephen Colbert’s radical vulnerability

Stephen Colbert’s radical vulnerability

Late Night Show with Stephen Colbert interview with DeRay McKesson, Black Lives Matter Activist – January 18, 2016 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qffCO1b-7Js ____________________________________________________ Stephen Colbert’s radical vulnerability: Talking frankly about race could be a game-changer for his moderate white audience By Sonia Saraiya […]
Motown: How It All Began

Motown: How It All Began

Published on Jun 16, 2013 By 1959, Berry Gordy had become known for his songwriting talent, but he had his sights set on something even bigger: owning his own record company. Watch Berry describe how he turned $800 and a […]
Katherine Johnson

Katherine Johnson

Katherine Johnson – Great Minds: Math and Science (5:05) In the early days of spaceflight, if NASA needed to plot a rocket’s path or confirm a computer’s calculations, they knew who to ask: Katherine Johnson. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bdr9QBRcPEk   Katherine Johnson – […]
African American Lives Series

African American Lives Series

African American Lives Series The Road Home: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N8byrlp98Rs The Past is Another Country: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MzWnSM7TxNE We Come from People: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5x5oAUTPL9M A Way Out of No Way: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hsvANqpGv8k  
Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson and Dr. Cornel West – Black History Month – February 1, 2011

Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson and Dr. Cornel West – Black History Month – February 1, 2011

Published on Nov 21, 2015 Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson 2/1/2011 Guests: Dr Cornel West, George Clinton Other: Craig celebrates the start of Black History Month with talking with Cornel West    
The Ruby Bridges Story

The Ruby Bridges Story

In 1960, a 6-year-old girl named Ruby Bridges became a powerful symbol of the Civil Rights Movement when she began attending the all-white William Frantz Elementary School in New Orleans. It was a turbulent time for race relations in the […]
Ten Famous African-American Politicians

Ten Famous African-American Politicians

    Barack Obama: President Barack Obama is obviously the most famous African-American politician. Before taking the top political job in 2009, Mr. Obama served in the Illinois senate starting in 1996 and as a US Senator from Illinois beginning in […]
Young American Black Activists

Young American Black Activists

DeRay Mckesson is an American civil rights activist. He is a member of the Black Lives Matter Movement, which organizes protests that center on African-American people. Mckesson is known for his activism via social media outlets such as Twitter and […]
Dennis Chavez

Dennis Chavez

The first Hispanic American to be elected to the United States Senate, Democrat Dennis Chavez had a long and distinguished career in government service, first as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives and then as a senator from […]
Lin-Manuel Miranda

Lin-Manuel Miranda

Lin-Manuel Miranda is the Tony-winning composer-lyricist of Broadway’s In the Heights. In the Heights received four 2008 Tony with Lin-Manuel receiving a Tony Award for Best Score, as well as a nomination for Best Leading Actor in a Musical. Lin-Manuel’s […]
Diego Rivera

Diego Rivera

Painter and muralist Diego Rivera sought to make art that reflected the lives of the working class and native peoples of Mexico. Born on December 8, 1886, in Guanajuato, Mexico, Diego Rivera sought to make art that reflected the lives […]
Ellen Ochoa

Ellen Ochoa

Selected by NASA in 1990, Ellen Ochoa became the world’s first Hispanic female astronaut in 1991. Born on May 10, 1958, in Los Angeles, California, Ellen Ochoa received her master of science and doctorate degrees at Stanford University. She was […]
Corky Gonzales

Corky Gonzales

Corky Gonzales became an important leader for young and poor Mexican Americans in the 1960s. In Denver, he started The Crusade for Justice, a group that pushed for civil rights and equality for Mexican Americans. Gonzales wrote the poem I […]