Dolores Clara Fernandez Huerta was born on April 10, 1930 in Dawson, New Mexico. Huerta is an American labor leader, civil rights activists, and was the co-founder of the National Farmworkers Association. Huerta’s father, Juan Fernandez, was a miner and a farm worker and later became the State Assemblyman of New Mexico. At an early age her parents divorced. Huerta lived most of her years with her mother, Alicia Chavez, and two brothers in Stockton, California. Huerta’s mother worked two jobs to provide for her family. Huerta would take music lessons and dance lessons. She was also a Girl Scout and won second place in a national essay contest. At school, Huerta encountered racism because of her background. She was accused numerous times of stealing other student’s work due to the teacher believing she was
Everone knows Selena Quintanilla as being one of the best Spanish-American singers to ever live but not to many knew she was a entrepreneur. Her mindset of becoming an entrepreneur started off by designing her own outfits for her performances as well as the outfits for her band. She was into a sort of Spanish Madonna kind of style which established her trade mark in the fashion industry. She soon after that became a fashion designer along with her music career. Selena empire was worth 25 million before she passed away. However her spirit and fashion has lived on inspiring many to wear her fashion or create similar looks. Many people honor her every year on her birthday and celebrate by wearing the same style outfits she created. Not only did she take a chance by devoting her life to music, she also became an entrepreneur having her own
The year 1930 was not an easy time to be a woman or a minority, but that never stopped Dolores Huerta. Born on April 10 in Dawson, New Mexico, Dolores is the daughter of Juan and Alicia, who worked as farmers and miners. After moving to Stockton, CA with her mother and siblings, Dolores worked hard to get a degree from the University of the Pacific. Soon after her career as an activist truly began when she “co-founded the Stockton chapter of the Community Service Organization, which led voter registration drives and fought for economic improvements for Hispanics” (Michals, 2015). Since she has founded the Agriculture Workers Association, co-founded the National Farmers Workers Association with Casér Chávez, helped organize the 1965 Delano strike of over 5000 grape workers, and served as the Vice President of the United Farm Workers Union.
One of the most known female criminal in America is Griselda Blanco.Blanco had many alias names such as the queen of cocaine and the godmother. Blanco was born in the slums of Medellin, Colombia. Blanco was a well known drug trafficker. She trafficked cocaine throughout America. According to Bio (2016), "she became involved with Colombia's infamous Medellin Cartel, helping to push Colombian cocaine throughout the United States, specifically to New York, Miami and Southern California." Blanco seemed like an ambitious women. Bio (2016) states that "throughout her time in the United States, Blanco's continued involvement in the Colombian drug trade led to her participation in several other crimes, including drive by shootings and other murders motivated by drugs, money
Jenny Dolores Rivera Saavedra, better known as Jenni Rivera was born in Long Beach, California on July 2, 1969. Jenni Rivera is daughter of, singer and composer, Pedro Rivera and Rosa Saavedra, and sister of Lupillo Rivera, Juan Rivera, Gustavo Rivera and Rosie Rivera. Jenni is better known as a Mexican-American singer.
SelenaBy: Anna MastMost people have heard of the famous Mexican-American singer Selena. She did so many tremendous things, influenced so many people, and made such a big impact in the music industry. Selena mainly focused on Mexican music when she first started. She did not always stick to her Mexican culture and Mexican music though. This is the story and background of Selena Quintanilla-Perez.Selena learned about music from a young age. Her father was part of a group called The Dinos. He has always loved music and wanted to be in that band forever. One day while Selena was playing with her siblings and some of the neighborhood kids she heard her dad playing the guitar. She stopped playing the game and went over to her dad. When Selena walked over her dad was
Selena Quintanilla pérez was a Mexican American singer. Her life was filled with hardships and tribulations. Unfortunately her career was cut short by the president of her own fan club, Yolanda Saldívar. Saldívar had been embezzling money submitted by member and of the fan club as well as financial profit from Selena's clothing store. Selena met with Saldívar to take her to the hospital when Saldívar claimed she was raped in Mexico. Tests showed this claim was false, the two women got into a disagreement at Saldívar’s hotel room As Selena went to leave she was shot in her back by Yolanda. This essay will be about Selena's musical career and accomplishments, as well as her tribulations through her time performing as a child to her professional adult career.
Selena Quintanilla Perez was the voice for Tejano music or Tex-Mex music (Texan-Mexican music). This type of music composed of various forms of folk and popular music was given its name from its origin in Central and Southern Texas as well as the Mexican-American population. “The musical traditions of the Tejanos of South Texas and Nortenos of Northern Mexico have been influenced not only by the mother country, Mexico, but also by their Anglo-American, African-American and immigrant neighbors like the Czechs, Bohemians, and Moravians as well as the Germans and Italians.” The development of Tejano music came from repertoires the popular folk dances of the region such as polkas, waltzes, redoves, and rancheras
Selena Quintanilla was that person. She died March 31, 1995. She was a singer and much more.
Hernando De Alcorcon was a spanish navigator of the 16th century. He was born in Trujillo Extremadura. Alarcón 's mission was to provide supplies for Francisco Coronado 's expedition in search of the fabled Seven Cities of Cibola. They became first non-Indians to sight Alta California on September 5, 1540.
Today, when one turns on the radio, Pandora, or any type music streaming company, we will most likely hear artists singing songs that do not sound like their ‘usual sound.’ Today they are known as crossover artists, and some of the most widely know to this day are Taylor Swift from country to pop, Enrique Iglesias and Gloria Estefan both coming from Latin fan bases to the American pop culture.
La Guerra Sucia is the worst war in Argentina’s history. The war started in 1974 and ended around 1983. During this period military and security forces known as the Argentine Anticommunist Alliance (Triple A) hunted down and killed left-wing guerrillas, political dissidents, and anyone believed to be associated with socialism. 30,000 plus people disappeared and taken to detention centers where they were tortured and eventually killed.
Bartolomé de Las Casas lived during the 16th century. He was one of the first people to settle in the New World. He is most famous for being a social reformer who indeed introduced many social reforms to the world never seen before. At first, Bartolomé de Las Casas participated in the persecution of the native people of the New World. But, something made him raise his voice against the terrors the Spanish colonizers did to the Native Americans. Exactly in the year of 1515 he changed his mind about the colonization subject and persecutions of the Native Americans. He changed
Luis J. Rodriguez went from being a gang member to governor, he is a 60 year old chicano and also a best selling author. He was a member of a gang and faced felony charges also struggled with drug addiction. Also Luis has some good things he has done such as work in various countries as a journalist, painted murals, organized against war and racism and ran a cultural center and bookstore in Los Angeles. From going through that his whole life since he was 11 years old he started to realize that a lot of stuff started happening to his friends more than him like getting shot or someone getting killed by a type of drug but it was not really affecting him the world would always save him but he never realized what it was. He was losing family and
Selena Quintanilla Perez was a Mexican American singer who was born in Lake Jackson Texas. Selena’s life was filled with music and dancing along with the love from her friends and family. Unfortunately Selena was killed by her fan club manager at the age of 23. Although Selena has died, she still lives on and has impacted people's lives throughout the years.