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Hispanic Heritage. Ynés Mexía

Hispanic Heritage. Ynés Mexía

Mexican-American botanist YNES MEXIA 1870-1938 is believed to be the most prolific plant collector of her time. She is also proof that it is never too late to pursue your passion as she began her career at age 55. She discovered five hundred new species of plants and collected some 150,000 specimens. 

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Hispanic Heritage. Selena Quintanilla-Pérez

Hispanic Heritage. Selena Quintanilla-Pérez

For HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH I’ve been sharing the stories of amazing people with ideas and work that continue to resonate. SELENA QUINTANILLA had that magic and is credited for successfully bringing Tejano music to the mainstream public.

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Hispanic Heritage. Baruj Benacerraf

Hispanic Heritage. Baruj Benacerraf

BARUJ BENACERRAF [1920-2011] focused his research on understanding the genetic reasons for allergies and other diseases impacting immunity. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine.

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Hispanic Heritage. Millo Castro Zaldarriaga

Hispanic Heritage. Millo Castro Zaldarriaga

This post is about a young Cuban girl who believed in her dream. The determination of MILLO CASTRO ZALDARRIAGA, broke the island’s taboo against female drummers. Despite being told that only boys can play drums, and her father’s disapproval she keeps practicing, dreaming and drumming.

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Hispanic Heritage. César Chávez

Hispanic Heritage. César Chávez

In creating the portrait of Cesar Chavez for Bravo! Poems about Amazing Hispanics I struggled with my brushes. I wanted to communicate how unique and humble he was. His humanity and ability to connect to and inspire so many from different walks of life.  

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