Inside The Blanket Fort - Episode 99
Journey back Inside The Blanket Fort this week as we talk with the author of a forthcoming book from SIU Press entitled Latinos in Chicago: Quest for a Political Voice by Wilfredo Cruz. This new book documents the path to political power for Latinos in the Midwest’s largest city, where they have been fighting for representation for more than a century. Beginning with the Latino community’s first attempt to acquire a political voice in Chicago politics in 1911 and continuing through Latino officeholders of the early twenty-first century.
While this book won’t be out until November, we preview it now in celebration of National Hispanic Heritage month, which begins Thursday, September 15th and lasts through October 15th.