Before you head out for a Cinco de Mayo margarita, take a trip around the country with host Maria Hinojosa to learn about Latino history. Hear about the patriotic celebrations of Laredo, Texas andthe first colony in the US—it’s not where you think it is. Also: could Zorro be the first American superhero? A high school class in East LA learns about the Chicano movement. And just where did the term “Hispanic” come from?
Feature photo courtesy of Mimictrash
6 thoughts on “#1418 – A Latino History Of The U.S.”
Fascinating to hear more of the latin history of Texas, but as someone with mixed heritage including Native American, I could not help but start to wonder who lived on that land that become Tejano ranches, and how did the Tejano ranchers acquire that land….? “Grants from the Spanish King” the story says…….
I love Our history, and I always respect the different cultures that have made America so strong.
Thank you Maria for the enlightening story about our past. You are truly a treasure! Please keep pushing the envelope and expanding the awareness about the rich Hispanic culture around us.
I believe even the Native Americans came from the area now known as Russia or somewhere close to there. I do not believe they originally are from North America.