Spotlight Latino: Arturo Alfonso Schomburg

The modern school without systematic lectures turns out many graduates who lack retention. No sooner has the sound of the word left their teacher’s lips, the subject has been forgotten. . .   –Arthur Schomburg It was more than a century ago that a young man arrived in New York on a mission that would bridge two cultures, span several centuries, and provide a lasting structure … Continue reading Spotlight Latino: Arturo Alfonso Schomburg

Spotlight Latino: Puerto Rican Writer Rosario Ferré

As I begin my first post of the Spotlight Latino series, I decided to put the spotlight this week on prolific Puerto Rican writer Rosario Ferré.  As a member of the upper class, Ferré was born in Ponce in 1938 to a family influential in business and politics. Ferré is the daughter of one time Puerto Rico governor Luis Ferré and while born into wealth and privilege, Ferré … Continue reading Spotlight Latino: Puerto Rican Writer Rosario Ferré