By Ivan A. Castro
Meet a hundred Hispanics from all over the world and all through historical past who've lived impressive lives. This consultant covers renowned celebrities, equivalent to actress Rita Moreno, activist César Chavéz, and musician Pablo Casals in addition to extra imprecise members, akin to Ellen Ochoa (inventor and primary Hispanic girl astronaut), Agustin Lara (a well known Mexican composer), and Jose Capablanca (one of the best chess gamers of all times). lots of those participants have made major contributions to technology, literature, politics, and different fields of human endeavour. a few extra infamous, yet both attention-grabbing characters are integrated to boot. short biographical sketches are followed by way of bibliographies of assets, the place readers can locate additional info. Grades 6-12.
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Elected president of the American Association of Immunologists in 1973. • Received the 1980 Waterford Biomedical Science Award. • Awarded one-third of Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 1980. Important Contributions Benacerraf will not only be remembered for his immunological research on how humans create antibodies, but as a shining example of the struggle against ignorance, prejudice, politics, and economic pressures faced by many of the world’s greatest minds as they toil to improve lives.
As a young peace officer, he became the hero of the Southwest Spanish-speaking population, and a gun-fighting legend, after he battled eighty Anglo cowboys upset because he had arrested one of their friends. Career Path All that Elfego Baca wanted was to be a lawman, and he got his chance while he was still a teenager. In October 1894 some of the local Anglo cowhands at the town of Frisco in southwestern New Mexico decided to have fun at the expense of Mexicans by shooting at their 16 Elfego Baca / 17 feet, making them ‘‘dance,’’ and manhandling some women.
Elfego Baca, indomitable to the last, passed away quietly in his hometown of Socorro. v v v Bibliography Ball. Larry D. Elfego Baca in Life and Legend. El Paso, TX: Texas Western Press, 1992. Bryan, Howard. Incredible Elfego Baca: Good Man, Bad Man of the Old West. Santa Fe, NM: Clear Light Publishers, 1993. ’’ The Economist (US). March 10, 2001, p. 5. La Follette, Robert Hoath. Eight Notches: ‘‘Lawlessness and Disorder Unlimited’’ and Other Stories. , 1950. , ed. The Reader’s Encyclopedia of the American West.
100 Hispanics You Should Know by Ivan A. Castro