A Class Apart tells the story of many of the brave men and women who helped advance the Mexican American struggle for civil rights, but there are many more whose stories remain untold.

Do you know your local heroes? Talk to your family and friends and find out if and how they were involved in Latino civil rights struggles and create your own oral history. Here are some sites that tell you how.

Eleanor McCusker

Eleanor McCusker, former wife of Gustavo "Gus" Garcia.
Photo: Michael Jordi Valdés

part of the A CLASS APART generation?

The Latino & Latina WWII Oral History Project has everything you need to preserve your own oral history, including helpful training videos. Add your hero's story to the over 500 interviews collected by the project.

are you a VETERAN?

The Veterans' History Project at the Library of Congress collects and preserves the personal accounts of American war veterans so that future generations may hear from them directly. Add your story.

want to TELL YOUR STORY and pass it on?

StoryCorps Historias is an initiative to record the diverse stories and life experiences of Latinos in the United States. Individuals and families can make a reservation to record stories at a StoryCorps recording location. Organizations, institutions, and companies can become a StoryCorps Historias community partner.

...deterring historical amnesia.