Book Shows Latino WWII Venture as Fueling Civil Rights Movement
Up to 750,000 Mexican-American men served in World War II, and their war-front experience became a major turning point for U.S. Latinos. Many Latino soldiers returned home to find the same discriminat
The stories of the Latino and Latinas who served in WWII are recounted in a new book -- as well as an oral history project -- led by Maggie Rivas-Rodriguez, associate professor of journalism at the University of Texas at Austin.
- Maggie Rivas-Rodriguez , director, U.S. Latino & Latina WWII Oral History Project; associate professor, School of Journalism, University of Texas at Austin.