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NM group to honor noted ‘forgotten’ Latino scholar

February 9, 2013 • State News

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A group of retired educators are working to honor a Mexican-American scholar who is celebrated across the country but is virtually unknown in New Mexico, where he was born.

An ad hoc committee is pushing a series of projects aimed at honoring the late-George I. Sanchez, a scholar credited with helping bring attention to the plight of poor Mexican-Americans in the 1930s. Those projects include naming a street and building after Sanchez, said Luisa Duran, a retired University of New Mexico bilingual education professor.

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