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Mimi Lozano

Dear Primos and Friends:

I have a happy report to share. The Westminster City Council approved the building of a
monument to recognize and honor all those families in the Mendez vs Westminster School
District case. The Mendez vs. Westminster, et al case was the lead case nationally for school
desegregation. This successful effort by Mexican-American families in Orange County pre-
dated the Brown vs Topeka, Kansas by seven years.

Yvonne Duncan Gonzalez, California State LULAC officer reported that the meeting was well
attended and it went very well. Among community advocates, was a teacher from Golden West
College, with students, as well as Cypress City College students. Mary Alice Sedillo , Anaheim
LULAC member spoke of the legacy of the case.

The Mayor and Sergio Contreras (Past Mayor and current Council Member) were commended
by the city manager. The Westminster City staff was directed to find a location for the
placement of the statue. There is no estimated cost yet. I will keep everyone informed.

For information on the case, please do a site search on the Somos Primos homepage >

Below is the Table of Contents for June, a little late in posting . . . SO much going on.
Thank you all for sharing positive Latino activity in your area.

God bless America, Mimi

With Gratitude on Memorial Day by Gilberto Quezada
The Challenge Coin sent by Erasmo "Doc" Riojos
Memorial Day: Remembering Our Past and Those Who Shaped It by Felipe de Ortego y Gasca
April 28th Jovita Carranza appointed by President Trump as the 44th treasurer of the United
LULAC Congratulates Jovita Carranza for her Nomination as U.S. Treasurer
Rotary lunch honoring students serves up hope by Steve Lopez
America's Hispanics Emerging as a Force in Philanthropy by Sarah Murray
2017 LULAC National Convention & Exposition July 4-8 San Antonio, Texas
2017 NCLR National Council of La Raza, Annual Conference July 8-11 Phoenix, Arizona
Latino Media Market
The FBI released 27 new photos of the Pentagon on 9/11
United States Constitution, free online course
America's 11 Most Endangered Historic Places
Joe Lpez: Copper and Tin Equals Bronze
Marijuana May Boost, Rather Than Dull, the Elderly Brain
The Hispanic Legacy in the United States, words of Dr. Refugio I. Rochin

Spanish Presence in the Americas' Roots

The Arrival of Horses in North America
Get to know Bernardo de Galvez
1803 Battle of San Diego Bay at U.S. Naval Base in Point Loma
On May 22, the Hon. Judge Edward Butler spoke to the Boerne Literary Society, on the topic:
"Without the Assistance of Spain in the American Revolutionary War, we would still be flying
the British Flag."

Heritage Projects
Latino Role Models & Success, Role Model PODCAST Series by Armando F. Sanchez
AARP Arizona Hispanic Connection: Radio dedicated to educate, celebrate, and connect, West
The Michael Calderin Radio Show, East Coast

Historic Tidbits
Glowwounds of the US Civil War
May 13, 1846: President Polk declares war on Mexico
Treaties of Velasco
First Families: The Awakening Journey
Children of the Greatest Generation, A Short Memoir

Hispanic Leaders
Margie C. Talaugon. Community Organizer
Juan Jos Gastlum Salcidor, Mexican Senator and Masonic, 33 Degree
Mel Jurado, California LULAC State Director

American Patriots
A letter from Alfred Lugo, Documentary Producer/Playwright/ Veteran Advocate
Arsenal of Democracy: The National World War II Museum in New Orleans
Government website, concerning "Diversity in World War I" Hispanic/Latinos Excluded
The Animals That Helped Win World War I

Educator Gilberto Quezada Recalls Career Highlights with the San Antonio Independent School
California-Mexico Studies Center Summer 2017 Program Participants Met for the First Time
May 23rd, 1984 - - Landmark Public Education Suit Filed

Christian Prayer in the White House Again
Latin Music USA
Curandero, a Life in Mexican Folk Healing by Dr. Eliseo Torres with Timothy L. Sawyer, Jr.
Josefina Lopez, Playwright/Screenwriter/Writer opens Casa Fina Restaurant & Cantina

Books and Print Media

Sofia and Pepe's Adventure Series by Albert Monreal Quihuis
Maria Teresa Marquez and CHICLE: The First Chicana/o Electronic Mailing List
Mario from the Barrio by Mario R. Vazquez
Betrayal & Conquer, an American Story: Over-coming Hardship & Adversity by Dr. Ramona
Tejano Tiger Jose de los Santos Benavides and the Texas-Mexico Borderlands, 1823-1891
by Dr. Jerry D. Thompson
Gods, Gachupines and Gringos: A People's History of Mexico by Richard Grabman
Joe Sanchez Picon Supercop and Author of four books, latest Yellow Streak
Robert James Waller and Chicano literature by Felipe de Ortego y Gasca


Family History
How about dated photos, as a part of your family history?
Searching Ancestors using Civil Registration Records
New Historic Records on FamilySearch: Week of 22 May 2017

Orange County, CA
June 10th SHHAR Hon. Judge Fredrick Aguirre: Latino Advocates for Education and Veteran
June 6th, Association of Latino Professionals For America's initiative focuses on professional
Fountain Valley Historical Society dedicated the Courreges Tank House
Voces de Liberacin: Latinas and Politics in Southern California Display runs through June 21
Graduation Rates Continue to Rise in Santa Ana Unified School District
San Juan Capistrano Historical Society and Los Rios Street, oldest residential Street in California
Huntington Beach April Colonial Festival
Heritage Museum of Orange County Progress Report
SHHAR Reference Books made available at El Modena Library

Los Angeles County, CA

June 4th: El Rocio USA 2017
June 9th: Long Beach Opera and MoLAA present: Frida Pain and Passion with Gregorio Luke
June 10th: Book signing: Dust Unto Shadow, by Linda La Roche
June 17: Immigrant Stories, Floricanto Center for the Performing Arts
What's New at the Leonis Adobe Museum?
Very Impressive - - the Archival Box and the Vela Family Letters
Book: The House of Aragon by Michael Perez, available on Somos Primos,
Los Angeles after World War II, click

Plans for statue of Gen. Mariano Vallejo in Sonoma Plaza, CA proves divisive
Re-Opening of the Officer's Club in the San Francisco Presidio by Martha Vallejo-McGettigan
June 22nd -24th: Conference of California Historical Society Annual, Roseville, Placer County,
Language and culture celebrated at City College, San Diego
Mission Local: Local San Francisco news for a global neighborhood
How the attack on Pearl Harbor changed the course of California

Northwestern US
Territorio de Nutca, claimed by Spain, 1789-1795,

Southwestern US
Ferrer-Dalmau pinta el descbrimiento espaol del Can del Colorado
June 23rd: New Mexico DNA Project
In Arizona, teachers can now be hired with absolutely no training in how to teach

May 15, 1755, Toms Snchez de la Barrera y Garza founded Laredo with his family and several
May 19th, 1836 -- Indians take captives at Fort Parker
Looking Ahead: 38th Annual Texas Hispanic Genealogical and Historical Conference
First Texas First Lady (Maria Josefa Uribe Gutirrez de Lara) by Jos Antonio Lpez
Tejano History Month which is May15 thru April 15, 2017.
Texas HIstory E Books: Take Texas HIstory with you Wherever You Go.

Middle America
Manuel Prez Jr., Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient
About Anyone Can Marry - That is the Easy Part by Rudy Padilla
From Monterrey to the Highlands of Vietnam by Rudy Padilla

East Coast
Eighth, annual Battle of Bloody Mose Commemoration

Caribbean Region
Through the Eyes of Rebel Women, The Young Lords: 1969-1976
Meneito (means to wiggle) with Dance
The Jewish Conquistadors by Edward Kritzler

1882: Tom Torlino, a Navajo man, transforms his look
May 18th, 1871 - Attack on wagon train precipitates decisive Indian war
American Indians are Still Getting a Raw Deal
Native Americans Walk to the Four Corners to Fight Diabetes by Judy Sarasohn,

The Jewish community in Greece, the oldest community in Europe
Mexico and Moral Courage: Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Jerusalems Reunification
Herencia Sefardi, Pobladores y sus descendientes del Valle del Guajuco lo que ahora es Allende

Humans were in America (California) 100,000 years earlier than we thought
Earliest dental fillings discovered in 13,000-year-old skeleton
New Evidence of Mysterious Homo naledi Raises Questions about How Humans Evolved

Rarmuri runner wins Puebla ultramarathon
Goliad, Texas is the official site in the State of Texas for observing the Cinco de Mayo
Mexico's Temporary Program for Regularization of Migrants (TPRM)
Tracing My Roots in Ganajuato, Leon, and Silaos Haciendas and Ranchos (1734-1945) by
Mauricio Javier Gonzlez
Registros de matrimonio de don Manuel y don Jos Leonardo Salinas Fernndez
Agustn Cosme Damin de Iturbide y Aramburu (1783 1824)
El bautismo de Blas Antonio, Mara de Couto
Nacimiento de Escritor e Historiador y Cronista de Monterrey Don Jos P. Saldaa
Bautismo del nio Maximiliano Miguel Lpez y Castillo
Arts of Colonial Mexico. May/June 2017
Seor General don Francisco Garca Conde.
Archivos eclesisticos de Mxico
Majestuosos Penachos Aztecas en la fiesta de la Santa Cruz

Central & South America

Institucio Catalana de Genealogia i Herldica
Todo historia y mucha genealogia... sobre todo de los dirigentes de Centro Amrica.
La Historia que desconocamos, San Martin, Inglaterra y el oro peruano
New Epic Route Will Connect 17 National Parks
La Historia que desconocamos !

The Expression, I love You in Tagalog, the National Language of the Philippines by Eddie AAA
Caldern, Ph.D.

Book: "Spain in our Hearts Americans in Spanish Civil War 1936-1939" by Adam Hochschild
Primeras mujeres catedrticas y doctoras de la historia de Espaa, siglo XVI
El bombardeo de Constantinopla por galeras espaolas en 1616
Sarmiento de Gamboa by Jos Antonio Crespo-Francs
San Francisco de Guadalajara (Espaa), Un verdadero tesoro cultural
Our Memorial Day Celebrated in the Czech Republic - Czechoslovakia
Constantinople - - - - Estambul
Jihad in Denmark by Judith Bergman
Maremma Sheepdogs keep watch over Little Penguins, "On Guard" by Debbie Lustig
Hum . . . Something to think about

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