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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 - Latino-American 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


Al Boricua, a Cultural Site for Puerto Ricans __ "This website is the internet home of "EL BORICUA" a monthly cultural magazine available on-line only. Both this website and our monthly publication are dedicated to our descendants, the children of Puerto Ricans, so that they can remember our culture, learn about their roots and history, and be proud to call themselves Boricuas and Puertorriqueños." - illustrated - From elboricua.com - http://www.elboricua.com/index.html 

ArgenTango Dancers __ "Founded in 1999, the dance group is a group that nurtures, teaches and preserves the Traditional Argentine tango performing arts and social dance for present and future generations of Argentine-Americans, while introducing Argentine tango dance, music, and visual arts to audiences throughout the United States." - illustrated - From lamorochacookieco.com - http://www.lamorochacookieco.com/tango/argenTango.htm 

Chicano Research Collection __ "The Chicano Research Collection... collects, houses, and maintains a solid representation of Mexican American, or Chicano, thought, expression, and research on Arizona's largest ethnic group, the Mexican American." You will find a wealth of resources. - illustrated - From Arizona State University - http://www.asu.edu/lib/archives/chicano.htm 

Dade Attracts Hispanic Jews __ "They get married in temples such as Aventura Turnberry or Beth Torah of North Miami Beach, but they use two rabbis in the ceremonies: one who officiates in English and the other in Spanish...At the reception they offer herring, salmon, bagels and cream cheese; but they dance to merengue, cumbia and salsa. The wedding gift lists are at Bloomingdales or Macy's, although they request Latin American art as gifts." You will find an interesting article. - From latinamericanstudies.org - http://www.latinamericanstudies.org/culture/jews.htm 
Day of the Dead - Dia de los Muertos __ The Day of the Dead is a Mexican celebration of the day that many believe allow departed souls return to the earth, Dia de los Muertos is a time to remember family members and friends who have passed on. Altars are often placed in homes and cemeteries with offerings of food, candy, and flowers. - illustrated - From azcentral.com - http://www.azcentral.com/ent/dead/ 


Flamenco in Washington DC __ Lots of information about Flamenco dance and culture in Washington, DC and beyond. - illustrated - From dcflamenco.com - http://www.dcflamenco.com/ 

Folk Medicine in Hispanics in the Southwestern United States __ Read about Hispanic folk medicine in the American Southwest. You will learn about herbs, lay healers, concept of medical origins, and treatments for common illnesses. - From Baylor College of Medicine - http://www.rice.edu/projects/HispanicHealth/Courses/mod7/mod7.html 

Hispanic Landscapes Elements __ Here, you will compare the cultural landscape features from two regions - the Southwest and Midwest. And between two different Hispanic groups, Mexican American and Puerto Rican-Americans. The two cities are San Antonio, Texas and Loraine, Ohio. You will find comparisons between the Hispanic communities and the non-Hispanic communities in everything from house colors to landscaping. - illustrated - From University of Wisconsin - http://www.uwec.edu/geography/Ivogeler/w188/border/elements.htm 

Mexican_Cuban_Puerto_Rican_Immigration __ Good collection of resources about the topic. - From North Attleborough Public Schools - http://www.naschools.net/teachers/hispanic%20immigrants.htm 

The Political Attitude of Young Cubans __ With a new generation of American-born Cubans emerging, what will the political differences be between them and the immigrant generation before them? Here is some thinking on the subject. - From Florida International University - http://www.fiu.edu/~morenod/scholar/young.htm
Santeria __ Here is a brief look at this Cuban faith which has followers in the United States. - From religioustolerance.org - http://www.religioustolerance.org/santeri.htm 


Texas Mexican Secret Spanish Jews Today __ "Jewish food, oral traditions, culture, and secret, religious customs are showing up today in the folklore, habits and practices of the descendants of early settlers in southern Texas and the surrounding areas of Mexico. In northern Mexico and what today is Texas, the Jews of Nuevo Leon and its capital, Monterrey, Mexico, lived without fear of harrassment from the Holy Office of the 1640's and beyond. Many of the leading non-Jewish families today of that area are descended from secret Jewish ancestors, according to scholar, Richard G. Santos. Santos states there are hundreds, if not thousands of descendants of Spanish and Portuguese Jews living today in San Antonio, Texas, USA and throughout South Texas." You will find an interesting history. - From sefarad.org - http://www.sefarad.org/publication/lm/011/texas.html 

Understanding the Hispanic Culture __ Learn about Latino family values, culture, religion, and more. You will also learn that 'Latino' is preferred to 'Hispanic' by the Latino population. 'Hispanic' is a label decided upon in the early 1970s by the U.S. federal goverment in order to lump various cultures into one category. - From Ohio State University - http://ohioline.osu.edu/hyg-fact/5000/5237.html 

U.S. Hispanic/Latino Population, 2000 __ A breakdown of the Latino population by country of origin. - From infoplease.com - http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0779064.html 


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