Life And Times Of Willie Velaquez: Su Voto Es Su Vos
Juan A. SepulvedaISBN: 1558854029;
Book DescriptionWilliam C. "Willie" Velasquez founded the Southwest Voter Registration and Education Project (SVREP) and was an influential participant in other leading Latino rights and justice groups, including the Mexican American Youth Organization (MAYO) and the Mexican American Unity Council (MAUC). From the late 1960s until his untimely death in 1988, Velasquez helped Mexican Americans and other Hispanics become active participants in American political life. Though still insufficiently appreciated, Velasquez holds a unique status in the pantheon of modern American civil rights figures. This critical biography features an introduction by Henry Cisneros, former Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Former Rhodes Scholar and Velasquez protege Juan A. Sepulveda, Jr.?s biography of the man provides a first, definitive glimpse into his life and times. Based on Sepulveda?s close personal relationship...
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