A List of Famous Hispanic Activists, with photos! These are some of the most well known Mexican Americans in the United States. Currently, over 10% of the population of the United States is Hispanic. Mexican American culture is robust and full of history, with a focus on family. The people on this list vary in importance, from Mexican American heroes to simple sources of pride within America's Mexican community. These lists include as many famous hispanics as possible, that said, finding all of them would be a very difficult task. Mexican immigrants are an important part of the fabric that is the great American melting pot. They include many important, distinguished, and notable people within the USA.
Raul Yzaguirre Age 79 from San Juan, Texas
Raul Humberto Yzaguirre (born July 22, 1939) is an American civil rights activist. He is a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He served as the president and CEO of the National ...more
Ricardo Cruz may refer to: Ricardo Cruz (athlete) (born 1946), Salvadoran Olympic athlete Ricardo Cruz (goalkeeper) (born 1962), Brazilian football manager and former goalkeeper Ricardo Cruz ...more
John J. Herrera Dec. at 76 (1910-1986) from Louisiana
John James Herrera (April 12, 1910 – October 12, 1986) was an American attorney, activist, and leader in the Chicano Movement. Herrera was born in Cravens, Louisiana. He joined the League of ...more
Norma V. Cantu Age 64 from Texas
Norma V. Cantú (born November 2, 1954) is an American civil rights lawyer and educator. She is currently a professor of both its law and education at the University of Texas at Austin. ...more
Josefina Fierro de Bright
Josefina Fierro (1914 in Mexicali, Baja California – March 1998), later Josefina Fierro de Bright, was a Mexican American leader who helped organize resistance against discrimination in the ...more
Miguel Contreras (September 17, 1952 – May 6, 2005) was an American labor union leader. He "was known as a king-maker for both local and state politicians." Contreras was born in ...more
Olga Talamante Age 69 from Mexicali, Mexico
Olga Talamante (born 1950) is a Chicana political activist and the past executive director of the California-based Chicana/Latina Foundation.
Lupe Anguiano (born 12 March 1929) is a Mexican-American civil rights activist known for her work on women's rights, the rights of the poor, and the protection of the environment. She is ...more