Mexican-American voting rights advocate Willie Velasquez awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom


Willie Velasquez

1990 1995 Mexican-American voting rights advocate Willie Velasquez awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom

On September 29, 1995, voting rights advocate Willie Velasquez is posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Velasquez and the organizations he founded are credited with dramatically increasing political awareness and participation among the Hispanic communities of …read more

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