Planned center to focus on NM civil rights leaders

November 14, 2011 • State News

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Nobel Peace Prize winner Ralph Bunche attended school as a child in Albuquerque and later became a civil rights activist who marched with Martin Luther King, Jr.

The Albuquerque-born George I. Sanchez was a pioneer educational scholar who first wrote about discrimination against Mexican-Americans in public schools in the 1940 classic book “Forgotten People.”

But few in Albuquerque or New Mexico remember much about these two key civil rights leaders with Duke City ties. And there are few traces in the city Login to read more

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