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Famous Americans: Latin American Connections

These sites gives biographical information and contributed works from Latin Americans. See paintings, photographs, and video clips. Includes a link to the eThemes Resources on Latin American Culture.


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Learn about the artwork of various Latin artists from the 18th through the 20th centuries.
Read about the labor leader who fought for justice for farm workers in nonviolent ways. This site gives you a look into the life of Cesar Chavez. His family history, childhood, military service, activism, and union activities are included. Click on "Media Resource" for a time line of events in his life, view photos, and read quotations by Chavez.
This site includes a bibliography and the works of a Latin-American journalist, novelist and short story writer who received the Nobel Prize in Literature 1982. NOTE: This site includes ads.
Luis Leloir was awarded the Nobel Prize in chemistry for "his discovery of sugar nucleotides and their role in the biosynthesis of carbohydrates". Bibliography and his works are included.
Father Junipero Serra was the founder of the California missions, marking the beginning of Latino culture and influence in that region. The site includes information about his story and contribution.
Scroll down to read about immigrants who have contributed to American cultural, scientific, and political life.
Type in a name of a Latin American to read a biography on his/her life. NOTE: This site has ads and a link to discussion board.
Launch this interactive to learn about the art of Mexican painters Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera. See how they made their paintings and also learn about how works of art are handled for display.
Learn more about professional athletes with a Latino heritage on this site. Includes bios, photos, news stories, video clips, and statistics.
These sites are about the culture and life of the people of Latin America and Latin Americans in the United States. There is information about Latin American music, dance, art, and heritage. One site for girls has information about blending Latin American and American heritage. Includes links to eThemes on South America and various countries in Latin America.

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