Friends of the American Latino Museum Launches New Leadership Networks With Political and Star Power Beginning in New York City

As Congress enters into a momentous new session, Friends of the National American Latino Museum (FRIENDS) is galvanizing high-profile supporters across the nation with the launch of its Regional Leadership Networks. Local and national leaders will serve as the champions and ambassadors for the campaign to create a Smithsonian National American Latino Museum on our […]

Comments From Tom Brokaw Demonstrate Lack of Understanding of the Latino Community and Its 500 Years of U.S. History  

The Friends of the National Museum of the American Latino released this statement following comments from NBC news host Tom Brokaw on assimilation in the United States: “When we understand history, we better understand the present. The comments by Tom Brokaw underscore the distortion of American history that has for too long painted a false […]

Friends of the American Latino Museum Celebrates the Announcement of the Molina Family Latino Gallery

The Friends of the American Latino Museum released this statement in recognition of the Smithsonian Institution’s announcement of a $10 million donation to open the  Smithsonian Latino Center’s Molina Family Latino Gallery: “We extend our most heartfelt congratulations to Secretary Skorton and the Smithsonian Latino Center Director, Eduardo Díaz, on this historic announcement that will […]

Celebrating the Life of Former Commissioner Sandy Colón Peltyn

Friends of the American Latino Museum (FRIENDS) mourns the passing of a dear friend and champion for the Latina community, former Commissioner Sandy Colón Peltyn. We offer our deepest condolences to her family, and it is with tremendous honor and affection that we remember her passion and dedication to the fight for an American Latino […]

Congresswoman Nydia Velàzquez to Receive Legacy Award at 2018 American Latino Influencer Awards

Friends of the American Latino Museum (FRIENDS) announced today that among the honorees at the 2018 annual American Latino Influencer Awards (ALIAs) ceremony will be United States Congresswoman Nydia M. Velàzquez (D-NY), who will receive the Legacy Award for her lifetime of service and fearless advocacy for the American Latino community and all Americans. Congresswoman […]

Chefs for Puerto Rico to Be Recognized for Excellence in Public Service at the 2018 American Latino Influencer Awards

(Washington, DC) – Friends of the American Latino Museum (FRIENDS) announced today that Chefs for Puerto Rico, a World Central Kitchen initiative, will receive the Public Service Award at the 2018 American Latino Influencer Awards (ALIAs) ceremony for its work alleviating hunger in Puerto Rico following devastation from Hurricane Maria that lingers to this very […]

American Latino Influencer Awards Announce Four Latina Valor Awards Honorees

Four Latina veterans from across the Armed Forces will be recognized for their leadership and service to the nation (Washington, DC) – Friends of the American Latino Museum (FRIENDS) announced today that among the awardees at the 2018 American Latino Influencer Awards (ALIAs) ceremony will be four recipients of the Valor Award, an award to […]

Carlos Gutierrez to be Honored at 2018 American Latino Influencer Awards

Dozens took to Capitol Hill to press for passage of the National Museum of the American Latino Act on the 7th anniversary of the National Museum of the American Latino Commission Report “To Illuminate the American Story for All.”

Bipartisan Coalition Advocates for Legislation

Dozens took to Capitol Hill to press for passage of the National Museum of the American Latino Act on the 7th anniversary of the National Museum of the American Latino Commission Report “To Illuminate the American Story for All.”

An important story that must be told

You may be surprised to learn who Gen. George Washington (a Virginian) invited to march alongside him at the Victory Parade in Philadelphia on July 4, 1783.