Project Tag: Puerto Rican

Juan Flores

Photo from Puerto Rican, Sociology, Activism Juan Flores (1943-2014) Juan Flores, born John Martin Flores, in Richmond, Virginia, was a professor of social and cultural analysis and director of Latino studies at New York University. He earned his BA from Queens College New York, his MA and PhD  in German Literature from Yale University, …

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Frank Bonilla

Photo from the Voces Oral History Center, Moody College of Communication, The University of Texas at Austin. Puerto Rican, Sociology, Activism Frank Bonilla (1925-2010) Dr. Frank Bonilla was an academic researcher and early pioneer of Puerto Rican Studies, serving as the first director of the Center for Puerto Rican Studies at the City University of …

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Pura Belpré

Photograph from the Pura Belpré Papers, Archives of the Puerto Rican Diaspora, Center for Puerto Rican Studies, Hunter College, CUNY Puerto Rican, Language, Children’s Folklore, Cultural Activism, Library Work Pura Belpré (1899-1982) Pura Teresa Belpré is remembered most notably for being New York City’s first Puerto Rican librarian, establishing and expanding the library system’s Spanish-language …

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