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Hispanic Women

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Age Levels Elementary (9 to 12 years old), Middle School (13 to 15 years old), High School (16 to 18 years old), Post-Secondary, Adults

What's missing in today's history books, especially in the Southwest? Quite a lot actually.  Today's social studies textbooks reflect the standards each state has adopted and in many cases, when it comes to learning about people who have sacrificed their lives or changed the way we live here in United States, there are groups of people who are missing.  Even in 2019, more than 50 years after the Civil Rights Movement, there are only minimal standards acknowledging the contributions of people of color.  In Texas, women are marginally covered with the standards, and women of color even less so.  In elementary grades, only five Hispanic women are included within the standards, most of them being in 4th grade Texas history.  Only two are a part of the middle school state curriculum, both in 7th grade Texas history.  In high school, Dolores Huerta and Sonia Sotomayor are the only Hispanic female individuals judged worthy to be included although the Las Madre's e la Plaza de Mayo, a group of Argentinian women are included in the world history standards.

This collection seeks to provoke thinking about the lives, contributions and sacrifices of Hispanic women in American history.  

#EthnicStudies #BecauseOfHerStory

International Women's Day March 8

National Museum of American History

Evelina Antonetty

National Portrait Gallery

Don't Call Me Girl!

National Museum of American History

Dolores Huerta

National Portrait Gallery

Poster, Si Se Puede Boycott Lettuce and Grapes

National Museum of American History

Antonia Hernández

National Portrait Gallery

Latino Healthcare rally

Anacostia Community Museum Archives

In Bexar County jail

Melanie Schwebke

41c Mendez v. Westminster single

National Postal Museum

Ynez Johnston

Archives of American Art

Gloria Lopez Cordova on road

Archives of American Art

Marie Romero Cash at work

Archives of American Art

Mabel Alvarez

Archives of American Art

Marisol Escobar

National Portrait Gallery

Sabinita López Ortiz head shot

Archives of American Art

Krissa Maria López with work

Archives of American Art

Dona Juana Becerra, possibly

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Adela Gomez, Admin. Officer, STRI

Smithsonian Archives - History Div

Isobel Del Casel

Catalog of American Portraits

Two Sisters, Santa Fe [painting] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum

Senora Ignacio de Balderes and Child

Catalog of American Portraits

Joan Baez

National Portrait Gallery

Carmelita Maracci

National Portrait Gallery

Carmelita Maracci

National Portrait Gallery

Eva Longoria

National Portrait Gallery

Teresa Carreño

National Portrait Gallery

Dolores del Rio

National Portrait Gallery

Gloria Estefan

National Portrait Gallery

Rita Hayworth and Glenn Ford

National Portrait Gallery

Chita Rivera

National Portrait Gallery

Rita Moreno

National Portrait Gallery

Carolina Herrera

National Portrait Gallery

Name Tag, Shuttle Astronaut (Ochoa) (Flown)

National Air and Space Museum

Sonia Sotomayor

National Portrait Gallery

Sandra Cisneros

National Portrait Gallery

Through Their Eyes: Playwright Marselina Fuentes

Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage

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