The United States Navy has decided to name a Lewis and Clark-class cargo ship after the late Latino labor organizer Cesar Chavez. San Antonio, TX’s City Council, in an unrelated yet equally positive move – voted to rename the historic Durango Blvd. to Cesar E. Chavez Blvd.
The decisions were controversial to many, but the two separate but important events thrust the Mexican American into the historic limelight for their contributions to the American way of life.
Mexican Americans and Latinos should be proud of their heritage and contribution to (continue reading…)