Dr. Cynthia Orozco: Highlighting the life and legacy of an American icon — 

Reading biographies is one of the best ways to learn about life and history. In this episode Ramona talks to scholar Dr. Cynthia Orozco about the amazing life and legacy of Alonso S. Perales. Of Alice and San Antonio, Texas, Perales is the principal founder of the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), the most significant Latinx civil rights organization in the US. Orozco recounts Perales' unknown legacy in her full biography of this significant civil rights activist, US diplomat, and author. Listen to their conversation as Dr. Orozco explains why she believes that Perales was the most important Latinx leader before the 1960s. Originally from Cuero, Texas, Dr. Cynthia Orozco is Professor of History at Eastern New Mexico University, Ruidoso, and author of several award-winning books.

To learn more about Dr. Cynthia Orozco and to purchase this important biography about Alonso S. Perales, visit https://cynthiaorozco.com/.

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