Ellen Ochoa : Astronaut Luis Munoz Rivera : Politician
Cesar Chavez : Co-founder of United Farm Workers Dolores Huerta :  Co-founder of United Farm Workers
Luis Walter Alvarez : Nobel Prize Sammy Sosa : Baseball
Geraldo Rivera : Journalist Desi Arnaz : Entertainer
Henry González : Congressman Christina Aguilera : Singer
Lynda Carter : Actress Jaime Escalante : Educator, Mathematician
Antonia Novello : Former Surgeon General of the United States Ricky Martin : Singer, Actor
Jerry Garcia : Grateful Dead Severo Ochoa : Nobel Prize in Medicine
Roberto Clemente : Baseball Hall of Famer Jennifer López : Singer, Actress
Father Junipero Serra : Founder of the California missions, marking the beginning of Latino culture and influence in that region. Henry Cisneros : Former Mayor of San Antonio and Secretary of Housing and Urban Development in President Clinton's cabinet
Sammy Davis Jr. : Entertainer Antonia Hernandez : President of the Mexican-American Legal Defense and Education Fund
Carlos Juan Finlay : Physician Juan Seguín : Soldier and Political Leader


Suggested reading if you have a further interest in Hispanic/Latino-Americans and their many contributions to our way of life.

   Hispanic Scientists
    St. John, Jetty

    Hispanic First - 500 Years of Extrordinary Achievement
    Kanellos, Nicolas

    Hispanics/Latinos in the United States
    Gracia & De Greiff

    Harvest of Empire - A History of Latinos in America
    Gonzalez, Juan

    The Hispanic Presence in North America - From 1492 to Today
    Fernandez-Shaw, Carlos

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