The Homestead Act is passed in Congress. The act allows squatters in the West to settle and claim vacant lands often those owned by Mexicans. Cristobal Aguilar is... Read more

Colorado Guide

U. S. Congress creates the Territory of Colorado. At the Battle of Glorieta Pass, the Colorado Regiment helps to defeat the Confederate Army. A number of Spanish Americans... Read more

Travel to Puerto Rico

Background The earliest known explorer to the Connecticut coastline was a Portuguese captain, Estevam (Estevao) Gomes de Santo (name changed in Spain to Esteban Gomez). Gomes sailed with... Read more

Travel to Colorado

Repression and Regeneration: Depression and World War II The Great Depression during the 1930s proved extremely challenging for Colorado’s Latino community on a variety of levels. Most obvious... Read more

Map of Arkansas

Though bracero contracts included an array of guarantees and protections regarding wages, housing, and working conditions, stating that discrimination based on ancestry or nationality would not be tolerated,... Read more

Arkansas Map

Mexicans in Bauxite The Great Migration of African Americans out of the South prompted some Arkansas farmers and employers to seek Mexican laborers immediately following World War I.... Read more