Project Tag: Activism

Roberto Martínez, Sr.

Father-and-son mariachi musicians Roberto and Lorenzo Martinez. Arlington, Virginia, 2003. photograph by Alan Govenar Nuevo Mexicano, Music, Activism Roberto Martínez, Sr. (1929-2013) Roberto Martínez influenced generations of musicians through his songwriting, performances, and recordings, offering constant support and encouragement to younger musicians.  Surrounded by traditional northern Nuevo Mexicano music, Martínez went on to form the …

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Ophelia Settle Egypt

Photo from from the 1925 Howard University yearbook. The Bison (Howard University 1925): page 58. African American, Ethnography, Activism Ophelia Settle Egypt (1903-1984) Born in a small town near Clarksville, Texas, in 1903, Ophelia Settle graduated from Howard University with a BA in 1925. After teaching for a year at the Orange County Training School …

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María Adelina Isabel Emilia (Nina) Otero-Warren

Photographer unknown; public domain image Nuevo Mexicana, Folklore, Federal Writers’ Project, Activism, Education María Adelina Isabel Emilia (Nina) Otero-Warren (1881-1965) A woman of many talents and interests, Adelina “Nina” Otero Warren was a politician and advocate who advanced issues relevant to the early 20th-century nuevomexicano community. Otero Warren is best known outside of New Mexico …

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Charlotte Forten Grimke

Photo by C.M. (Charles Milton) Bell (ca. 1849-1893), taken in 1893 in Washington D.C. From the New York Public Library digital collections. African American, Ethnography, Literature, Activism Charlotte Forten Grimke (1837-1914) Charlotte Louise Forten was born free and raised in the prominent Forten-Purvis abolitionist family in Philadelphia’s elite African American community. Due to segregation, she …

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