1950s to 1960s (Hispanic America) by Richard Worth

By Richard Worth

The Hispanic the USA sequence takes readers on a trip to a spot that used to be known as the recent international.

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Soon afterward he was selected by New York mayor Robert Wagner to work in his administration. In 1965, Badillo won election as Bronx borough president, running one of New York City’s five boroughs—geographical areas—of Manhattan. He was the first Puerto Rican to hold this position. S. representative. reached almost 250,000. ” In 1966, a young Puerto Rican named Arcelis Cruz was shot by a white policeman. The Puerto Rican community regarded this act as an example of police brutality, because Cruz had not been carrying a weapon.

In 1964, Evelina López Antonetty, a Puerto Rican leader in New York, organized the United Bronx Parents organization. They joined with African Americans to protest discrimination in schools. Edna Acosta-Belén and Carlos Santiago, authors of Puerto Ricans in the United States wrote, “the licensing of Puerto Rican and Latino teachers in general was curtailed by the practices of the New York City Board of Education and powerful teacher unions . . which were controlled by the white majority. It was comWhile children in many schools in the 1960s faced segregation, the children at the Benjamin Franklin School in Chicago, Illinois, did not have those problems.

Many others headed for New York City. They lived in Spanish Harlem, where a Puerto Rican community had been growing since the 1920s in an area known as El Barrio. There, Puerto Ricans could speak Spanish and gather together in hometown clubs at restaurants and bars. 1950 S TO 50 1960 S These clubs included people who came from the same town in Puerto Rico and frequently knew one another. The clubs created a sense of community in a city that seemed hostile to Puerto Rican immigrants. Puerto Ricans often faced discrimination from Anglos.

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