TABLE OF CONTENT: SOMOS PRIMOS, JUNE 2016
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Dear Somos Primos and Friends:
This month I was the monthly speaker for the Society of Hispanic Historical and Ancestral Research, SHHAR, a group that I helped co-found thirty years ago. I used to take my grandchildren to heritage events which SHHAR organized or participated in. My grandchildren are now married with their own children. Time certainly passes swiftly, meaningful steps along the way sometimes forgotten.
However, time can gives perspective. My focus has been to seek out our ancestral history with facts and honesty for greater understanding of the present. It has been a slow unfolding, revealing Spain’s importance globally. Only recently did I realize the role of the horse in all of it. The more I researched it, the more I saw the role of the Spanish horse in all of it.
You’ve been hearing about the SPANISH PRESENCE IN AMERICAS ROOTS, SPAR Initiative since the start of the year. Our committee of history activists is moving forward, launching a fund raising program to protect a herd of horses in Madera, California whose DNA is traceable back to the Spanish horses first brought into the Americas in the early 1500s.
Hopefully you will be moved to support this effort financially.
The horses are living proof of our Spanish/Mexican/Latino contributions to the very foundation of the United States. Complete information is found under the Heritage Projects section. I compare the Lewis and Clark expedition in 1804-6, with the explorations of our Spanish ancestors from the 1500-1800s, substantiated by a map included under the Early Latino Patriots, El Virreinato de Nueva Espana, and introduce Robin Collins and her great dedication to "her ponies".
May SPAR’s spirit peak your interest.
A Childhood Search for Hispanic Pride by Gilberto Quezada Latinos in Heritage Conservation Be a Partner in Preservation of National Parks, VOTE.
Become a Part of the National Preservation Forum Community The Mayflower Compact – the first Dream Act by Joe Lopez USA – Convention of States Action Constitution 101: The Meaning and History of the Constitution Committee on the Status of Minority Groups in the Economics Profession
Profiles: Dr. Refugio Rochin-Rodriguez
Defending American Shores By Jennifer Vo and John P. Schmal Eligibility Criteria for Deferred Action Programs & Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Dario Fernandez-Morera tilts at the windmill of the Andalusian Myth – and the myth topples by Danusha V. Goska Texas Cemetery Sued Over "Whites Only" Policy by Alexa Ura Memoirs by Daisy Wanda Garcia Lost Photographs of Hitler’s Germany Historic Latino Urban Riots by Aaron G. Fountain, Jr.
Shortage of Latino Doctors as Population Grows Ray Starmann, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Retires from the Marine Corps Director Rodrigo García’s life echoes across biblical ‘Last Days in the Desert’
The inspiration for the new SPAR initiative, the SPANISH PRESENCE IN AMERICAS ROOTS by Mimi Lozano
Heritage Discover Center Director Robin Collins introduces herself
HDC LEGACY Fundraiser
José Joaquín de Arrillaga
Initiative SPAR’s Promotion of Stationary and Traveling Exhibitions
1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus by Charles C. Mann
True Texas History and More True Texas History Fascinating history of the $1 bill: Who Was Haym Solomon?
Vicente Mendoza, Activist artist: April 6,1947 – May 4, 2016
Dr. Cuitlahuac “CP” Garcia: December 12, 1923 – April 24, 2016
Amin David, Activist, Advocate, community : 1932 – May 21, 2016
Memorial Day always gives my heart a twinge by Eddie Morin Alfonso Gonzales,
96-Year-Old WWII Vet, Becomes USC’s Oldest Graduate
The purple heart truck SURVIVOR, new magazine,
Francisco L. Lovato, Editor Support Needed for Latino Patriots via the Smithsonian Institution by Refugio I. Rochin, Ph.D.
EARLY LATINO PATRIOTS
June Speaking schedule of author, Judge Edward Butler
El Virreinato de Nueva Espana – Biblioteca Militar de Barcelona
Current Policy on Spanish Soldiers from the SAR website:
Granaderos y Damas de Gálvez, San Antonio Chapter, King William Fair 2016
The ‘Other’ European Ally of the Continental Army
Part 2, Concise history of Bernardo de Galvez by Hon. Edward F. Butler, Sr.
Naming system in Spain
The Batista Name
My venture into DNA by Armando Zamarripa
Our DNA is 99.9% the same as the person sitting next to us
5 Places to Find Historical Books Online for Free by Kimberly Powell
New FamilySearch Collections Update: May 2, 2016EDUCATION
Great resources here for undocumented students from the College Board
2016 NHBWA Educational Scholarships.
Orange County Department of Education makes surprise visits to announce the 2017 Outstanding teachers
Americanizing the English Department and its Curriculum – A Latino
Spanish Stallion captured by Lladro porcelain
New Song: "Somos Familia"
2016 Tony Awards Nominations: ‘Hamilton’ Nabs Record 16 Nominations
Graffiti Grandmas of Lisbon, Portugal
Evelina Fernández: Scripting New Roles for Latino Actors with
A Corrido by Melissa_Aleman
BOOKS AND PRINT MEDIA
Bless Me Ultima to be Made into an Opera
Latino Reads: New Weekly Video Podcast and YouTube Show
What is a Mexcellent? Let Enrique Garcia Naranjo explain
Muslims, Christians, and Jews under Islamic Rule in Medieval Spain by Dario Fernandez-Morera
New Mexico’s Stormy History by Elmer Eugene Maestas
Today’s Inspired Latina, Life Stories of Success in the Face of Diversity by Jackie Camacho-Ruiz
Rules for Radicals: A Pragmatic Primer for Realistic Radicals by Saul D. Alinsky
ORANGE COUNTY, CA
SHHAR June 11th: PBS Documentary, On Two Fronts, Latinos & Vietnam
Huntington Beach Might Rename Arevalos Park And Erase a Part of OC Latino History By Gustavo Arellano
Free Tuition for all Incoming Freshman
Taking a Stand: Legacies of Latina Activism in Southern California
LOS ANGELES COUNTY
House of Aragon by Michael S. Perez, Chapter 19: Consolidation and Revenge
‘Ellis Island of the West Coast’: Documentary,Boyle Heights’Rich History by Kim Baldonado
Raised in the U.S. without legal status, he attains the American dream — in Mexico
Fiesta Broadway lives on as the street slowly loses its Latino heart by Brittny Mejia
How long lines keep Porto’s Bakery affordable — and growing by David Pierson,
June 14-17, 2016: 11th Summer Institute on Migration and Global Health
June 15, 2016 Camino Real of the Californias World Heritage Site Film & Panel Discussion
June 23-25, 2016: 62nd Annual, Conference of California Historical Society
July 11-15: Presidio Archaeology Camp
California Law lets migrants use their special skills
View from the Pier by Herman Sillas
San Bernardino County officials formulating plans for permanent monument to victims.
The Zamarripa’s of the Hacienda San Martin by Armando Zamarripa
A car ride with Prof. David J. Weber by Gilberto Quezada
Tricenntenial Celebration of the Founding of the City of San Antonio
Home of the Texas Genealogist Hall of Fame Contest
Laredo Club of San Antonio
Today in History
April 29th, 1554 — Spanish treasure ships wrecked on Padre Island
April 30th, 1986 — Houston honors Jewish fighters for Texas
May 6th, 1838 — Oldest active missionary Baptist Church in Texas
May 15th, 1755 — Sánchez family founds Laredo
Help preserve Tejano Hill Country Hertage
Texas cemetery refuses to bury Hispanic
Failure of HB724 Texas State Commission to Recognize the Rightful Ownership of Unclaimed Mineral Proceeds
Irish Flats of San Antonio, Gone but not forgotten by Rueben M. Perez
May 2-4, 1991: A Conference Mexican Americans in Texas History, The University of Texas Institute of Texas Cultures
Video: "Los Canarios de Luisiana"
Cuellar Sewing Machine Co. building demolished
Brooklyn, New York: First Federally-sanctioned Sharia Court in the United States
Super Cop: Badge 3712, NYPD Officer Joe Sanchez’ tragic days by Doug Poppa
The Picon Sisters of Puerto Rico
Preserving Latino History in East Harlem with Augmented Reality by Geoff Montes
99 Muslim Mosques in Florida
Historic makeover: Harriet Tubman to be face on $20 bill
Cherokees cheer bill change
The Freedmen’s Bureau Project
Were the policies and actions towards Native Americans justified?
May 18th, 1871 — Attack on wagon train precipitates decisive Indian war
1905 Chief Quanah Parker
Kennewick Man Was a Native American
Click Video: 1491 Rewriting the History before Columbus by Charles C. Mann
Oldest US synagogue’s congregation wins multimillion-dollar legal fight
Photo: Israeli-built border fence between Israel and Egypt
First Evidence of Humans in North America, Found Off Florida, findings date back 14,500 years ago
A 15-year-old boy from Canada has ‘discovered’ a forgotten Mayan city
Tomb of one of the first Catholic priests in Mexico found under Aztec temple
Mexico May Finally Solve the Mysteries of Teotihuacán
Reunión en el Archivo General del Estado de Nuevo León, 6 de Mayo, 2016
II Coloquio Cultural 2016, "Dr. Juan José Díaz Maya"
Presentation of Blasones y Apellidos at the National Library in Mexico City
Families of Lampazos de Naranjo, Nuevo Leon, Mexico Vol. V by Crispin Rendon
Mis Antepasados por John D. Inclan
Matrimonio del Alferez Don Bernardo Cavazos y Doña Marìa Francisca Peña
por Ret. Ricardo R. Palmerìn Cordero
Bautismo de la niña Ana Marìa Teresa Mirabeth
Defunción de un Oficial de Administraciòn Militar de nombre Mariuz
Zefuhirin Howhart por Ret. Ricardo R. Palmerìn Cordero
Matrimonio del Alferez Don Bernardo Cavazos y Doña Marìa Francisca Peña
port Ret. Ricardo R. Palmerìn Cordero
Defunción de D. Josè Loritze
CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA
El origen de los nombres de los países de América y el Caribe
Internet nos trae recuerdos
Latin American Indigenous Rights Warriors You Need to Know
Cuba: An Extraordinary People-To-People Experience By Land & Sea
Moneda de Guam de 1899
The Return of a Big Bell Taken from a Philippine Church during the Philippine-American War by Eddie AAA Calderón, Ph.D.
West Point returns bell taken from Philippines church 100 years ago By Wyatt Olson
Philippine Election in 2016 by Eddie AAA Calderón, Ph.D.
El Premio Cervantes 2015 a Fernando del Paso
El avilesino que pudo cambiar la historia by Jose Antonio Crespo-Frances
Juan de Oñate, un españoles olvidado pioneros en el Suroeste de los actuales EEUU by Jose Antonio Crespo-Frances
Junta de Andalucia Website
Invasion of Europe
Exponential change…. in to the Future by Udo Gollub
Protestant Inquisition: The English Reformation
A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness, The Horrible Practice of Honor Killings in Pakistan
Michael Denzil Xavier Portillo
Can We Know the Truth about God?
People are still pretty awesome