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Oral Deposition of Gordon Green, Hermino Hernandez, et al v. Driscoll Consolidated Independent School District (DCISD), et. al.


School Desegregation and Civil Rights Stories:  Orange County, California

In the National Archives Catalog:

Manifests of Alien Arrivals at Calexico, California, 3/1907 - 12/1952

Alien Case Files, 1944 - 2003

Mexican Border Crossing Records 

Other Websites:

Caribbean Genealogy Library
Resources provided by the Caribbean Genealogy Library located in St. Thomas.

Cuban Genealogy Center
A genealogical web site dedicated to people of Cuban descent. This site provides valuable pointers for getting started, cemetery records, church records, military records, passenger lists, Cuban phone books, and indices to the history of Cuban families the country. A list of published resources is also provided.

Cyndi’s List: Central and South America
One of the most respected genealogy resources on the Internet. Cyndi’s List provides general Hispanic genealogy resources as well as information for individual countries.

Hispanic Genealogical Society
This organization offers information about families of Northern Mexico, South Texas, California, and New Mexico.

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A group of Cuban migrant refugees play a game of dominoes to help pass the time, while they wait to fulfill their "American" dream inside Safe Haven Camp 2, located at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. In the background a refugee holds an American flag. From AIRMAN Magazine's May 1995 issue article "Trail of Dreams"

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Welfare - Correspondence - Immigrants, Records of the Clinton Administration

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Visit of Secretary Ken Salazar [and other officials] to the National Cesar Chavez Center, Keene, California: [American Latino Heritage Initiative La Paz Forum, launching National Park Service (NPS) study of Latino heritage] - 6/16/2011

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In Their Own Words, 1980. First two minutes of video showing a cross section of newly-arrived Cuban refugees, telling of their experiences in Cuba. Record Group 306: Records of the U.S. Information Agency, 1900 - 2003

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Video: President Ronald Reagan’s Remarks at a Hispanic Heritage Week Signing Ceremony in the East Room, September 10, 1984. Collection: Records of the White House Television Office (WHTV) (Reagan Administration). Length is 10:40.

Other Resources:

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"Americans All" - Lets fight for victory, World War II Poster


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Hispanic Veterans Data


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Korean war veteran, Sergeant First Class (Ret) Modesto Cartagena, one of the highest decorated men of the conflict, during a ceremony being held at the US Army Reserve center in Puerto Nuevo, Puerto Rico...


Towards a History of Mexican American Participation in World War I, Part I, blog post