Hispanic-Latino-American Notable People

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Afro-American resources

African-Americans Military - African-Americans Notable People - African Americans: By Region, State and Locality - Black History Month - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. - General Resources - Historically Black Colleges and Universities - Legislation, Historic Documents - Underground Railroad/Harriet Tubman  

Hispanic, Latino-American Resources

Latino-American Civil Rights - Latino-American General Resources - Hispanic Heritage Month - Is it Hispanic or Latino? - Latino-Americans Military - Notable People - Specific Latino Cultural Information - Latino-American Regional Information

Some Specific Latino-American Cultures

Cuban American - Mexican-American - Puerto Rican



Asian-American Resources
Asian-American General Resources - Asian American Civil Rights - Asian-American Military Service - Asian-American Notable People

Some Specific Asian-American Cultures

Cambodian-American - Chinese-American - Filipino-American - Hmong-American - Indo-American - Japanese-American - Korean-American - Laotian-American - Persian-American - Thai-American - Vietnamese-American


Afro-American Lesson Plans - Hispanic-Americans / Latino Lesson Plans - Asian-American Lesson Plans - Multiculturalism & Tolerance Lesson Plans


The 25 Most Influential Hispanics in America -- Page 1 __ "From music to politics to business, Hispanics are remaking America. TIME presents 25 titans leading the Latino charge into the 21st century" - From Time Magazine - http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,1093637,00.html 

Antonia Novella __ Here is the biography of Antonia Novella, the first female and first Hispanic to be appointed to the position of U.S. Surgeon General. - illustrated - From Lower Hudson Regional Information Center - http://www2.lhric.org/pocantico/womenenc/novello.htm 

Astronaut Bio: Ellen Ochoa 6/99 __ "Born May 10, 1958 in Los Angeles, California, but considers La Mesa, California, to be her hometown. Married to Coe Fulmer Miles of Molalla, Oregon. They have two children. She is a classical flutist and private pilot, and also enjoys volleyball and bicycling. Her mother, Rosanne Ochoa, resides in La Mesa. His mother, Georgia Zak, is deceased. His stepfather, Louis Zak, resides in Waldport, Oregon." And so the story of this remarkable woman begins. - illustrated - From NASA - http://www.jsc.nasa.gov/Bios/htmlbios/ochoa.html

Beyond Baseball: The Life of Roberto Clemente __ A great site about Roberto Clemente.  It has a rather long introduction and the "skip" link doesn't seem to be working, but it is worth the wait. - illustrated - From robertoclemente.si.edu - http://www.robertoclemente.si.edu/

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage! Latinos in History __ Learn about 25 Latino people who have inspired by deed and contribution. - From scholastic.com - http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/hispanic/history.htm  

Claudio Arrau Biography __ Chilean-born American, is one of the most magnificent pianists of the century. - From Princeton University - http://www.princeton.edu/~gpmenos/biography.html

Desi Arnaz - Biography __ A brief biographical sketch and much biographical trivia. - From imdb.com - http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000789/bio

Famous Black Cubans __ You will find famous living and non living Black Latin Cubans in Hollywood, in Music, and in the world of Sports.  - From nowpublic.com - http://www.nowpublic.com/culture/famous-black-cubans

Famous Firsts by Hispanic Americans __  Learn about the first Hispanic-American politicians, baseball players, and more. - illustrated - From infoplease.com - http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0933896.html

Famous Hispanics - WebQuest __ Long list of online resources about notable Latinos. - From liu.edu - http://eev3.liu.edu/hh0608/ss/hispanicheritagewebquest/credits.html 
Famous Latin American Immigrants __ Scroll down the page to read about immigrants who have contributed to American cultural, scientific, and political life. - From emints.org - http://www.emints.org/ethemes/resources/S00001570.shtml 


Famous Hispanic Americans of the Past __ Get to know who were the Famous Hispanic Americans of the Past. Read famous Hispanic American biographies and see their photos. - illustrated - From thehispanicamerican.com - http://www.thehispanicamerican.com/famous-hispanic-american/famous-hispanic-american-of-the-past-02/

Famous Hispanic Americans Powerpoint __ A slide show about famous Latinos.  The text on the slides if loaded with links to related materials.  So much so that it is often difficult to read.  Scroll down the page for a complete transcript. - illustrated - From slideshare.net - http://www.slideshare.net/007aud/famous-hispanic-americans-powerpoint

Famous Hispanic People __ You will find a collection of biographical sketches for several famous Hispanic Americans. - illustrated - From hispanic-culture-online.com - http://www.hispanic-culture-online.com/Famous-hispanic-people.html 

Famous Latinos and Latinas __ "Links and information about famous Latinos. You'll find information Hispanics and other Latin Americans who have found fame in various ways throughout time. Actors, Actresses, musicians, politicians, revolutionaries and more." - From lasculturas.com - http://www.lasculturas.com/library/famous

Famous Mexican Americans __ "Here’s a look at some famous Mexican Americans in the fashion and entertainment industry." - From buzzle.com - http://www.buzzle.com/articles/famous-mexican-americans.html

Famous Mexican Americans __ "Mexican Americans are those groups of people who basically hold Mexican Ancestry. There are many famous Mexican Americans who have made significant contributions in their respective fields. Here’s a look at some famous Mexican Americans who are known the world over." - illustrated - From univision.com - http://foro.univision.com/t5/Nuestra-Belleza-Latina/Famous-Mexican-Americans/m-p/377711587

Famous Puerto Ricans __ Brief biographies of several Puerto Rican people. - From welcome.topuertorico.org - http://welcome.topuertorico.org/culture/famousprR-Z.shtml

Famous Spanish People __ "Here you can explore the main fields where great Spanish speaking people -Hispanics- made their mark, and get an overall idea of who are some of the most recognized."  Many articles, resources and images. - illustrated - From hispanic-culture-online.com - http://www.hispanic-culture-online.com/famous-spanish-people.html   

Gale - Free Resources - Hispanic Heritage - Biographies __ You will find biographies of 50 Hispanic-Americans who've made a difference in the arts, entertainment, sports, world affairs, human rights and history - From galegroup.com - http://www.galegroup.com/free_resources/chh/bio/index.htm

George Lopez __ Biography and related information in an encyclopedic entry. - From Wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Lopez  
Hispanic American Biographies, A-Z __ Here are brief biographies of dozens of famous Hispanic Americans - From infoplease.com - http://www.infoplease.com/spot/hhmbioaz.html

Hispanic Americans in Congress __ This is an online book provided by the Library of Congress. Click on Table of Contents to access a list of Hispanic Americans in Congress from 1922 to the present. Each name is a link to a biographical sketch and photograph. - illustrated - From loc.gov - http://www.loc.gov/rr/hispanic/congress/

Hispanic Americans in History __ Here is a brief online quiz which could make a great classroom activity. - From educationworld.com - http://www.educationworld.com/a_lesson/TM/WS_hispanic.shtml   


Hispanic-Latino-Americans __ Here you will find a good look at famous Hispanic-Americans with images and biographies. - illustrated - From Penn State University - http://tinyurl.com/5h48p 

Hispanic Heritage - Biographies __ Here is a large list of notable Hispanic Americans whose claims to fame range from the entertainment business to the military, labor organization, sports, and government. - From galegroup.com - http://www.galegroup.com/free_resources/chh/bio/index.htm

Hispanic Heritage WebQuest __ A lesson plan. "Your job is to choose one famous Hispanic American, find out several facts about that person, then write a brief biographical sketch about that person. ..."  Goals, procedure and materials. - From fcps.net - http://teach.fcps.net/trt10/Webquests/HispanicAmerican.htm

List of Cuban Americans : Who, What, Where, When __ "This is a list of notable Cuban Americans, including both original political exiles who obtained American citizenship and their American descendants. " - From servinghistory.com - http://www.servinghistory.com/topics/List_of_Cuban_Americans

List of Cuban Americans __ List and stories of famous Cuban Americans. - From wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Cuban_Americans

List of Famous Hispanic Football Players __ A long list of Hispanic football players.  clicking on their name will take you to a brief biographical sketch. - illustrated - From ranker.com - http://www.ranker.com/list/famous-hispanic-football-players/famous-hispanics 

List of Puerto Ricans __ You will find an extensive list of names of notable Puerto Ricans with links to biographical material. - From Wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_famous_Puerto_Ricans 


List Of Puerto Ricans Singer Actress Actor Comedian Composer __ "This is a list of famous Puerto Ricans in alphabetical order by last names, where applicable." - From economicexpert.com - http://www.economicexpert.com/a/List:of:Puerto:Ricans.htm

Notable Dominican Americans __ A brief overview of several famous Dominican Americans with embedded links to more detailed information. - From worldlingo.com - http://www.worldlingo.com/ma/enwiki/en/Dominican_American#Notable_Dominican_Americans 

Notable Hispanic Americans __ An encyclopedic article with biographical links and links to related materials. - From Wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Famous_Hispanic_Americans

Sonia Sotomayor __ Lots of information and articles about Sonia Sotomayor, the first Latina Supreme Court Judge. - From lasculturas.com - http://lasculturas.com/library/famous/sonia-sotomayor  



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