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Women of Hope: Latinas Abriendo Camino

29 minutes
E184 .S75 W651 1996

This program tells the story of Latina women in the U.S. through portraits of twelve unusual women who have broken new ground in their lives and achievements. Among those featured in the program are Miriam Colon, actress and founder of the Puerto Rican Traveling Theater; Nydia Velazquez, the first Puerto Rican Congresswoman; and Sandra Cisneros, Chicana novelist and poet. Describing their hopes, their dreams, and the paths they took which shaped their lives, the twelve women share their stories in the context of their families, their common histories, and their careers. The program includes a wealth of historical archival footage, and features a soundtrack of diverse and important Latin music from the 1940s through today.

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