Continuing his push to identify more historic sites important to the nation’s Hispanics, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar is touting a new report identifying several sites tied to Latino heritage that could one day become national parks or historic landmarks.
With the nation’s Latino population booming and now the country’s largest minority group, the Obama administration’s top Hispanic official is concerned that the federal government is not giving enough attention to Hispanic history and culture.
I had the opportunity to speak to Interior Secretary Ken Salazar for my radio show that airs on AM760 in Denver about President Obama's speech on immigration reform in El Paso Texas, the politics of reform, and the important role that immigrants play in America.
Seven years after opening its National Museum of the American Indian, and four years before the scheduled unveiling of its museum of African-American history, the Smithsonian Institution is being urged to create another ethnic museum on the National Mall, this one to recognize the history and contributions of Latino Americans. A federal commission has spent two years asking Latinos what they would want in such a museum, and next month the commission will report its findings to Congress, which would have to approve a new museum.