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Historical Events:

for February

1999-02-03: Flint university student receives national award
Daniel Molina, student at Kettering University in Flint, receives the National Student Role Model Award during the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineer’s 25th anniversary conference in Los Angeles
Source: Mi Gente, January 16, 1999

1973-02-16: Lansing athletes win Azteca Club awards
Jesse Gallegos and Dario Medrano of Lansing win sporting awards from the Lansing Aztecas Club. The Azteca Club supports Mexican-American athletes through such efforts as men’s basketball, baseball and bowling leagues
Source: “El Renacimiento;” February 16, 1973

1929-02-17: Founding of League of Latin American Citizens (LULAC)
League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), the oldest Mexican American national advocacy group in the US, founded in Corpus Christi, Texas by 175 organizations

1976-02-20: Mexican American boxers victorious in Lansing tournaments
Six Mexican American boxers win Golden Gloves championships in Lansing contests. John Bermudez, Oscar Rodriguez, Mike San Miguel, Jesse Gallegos, Fred San Miguel of Lansing and Paul Pena of Albion all win in Lansing Golden Gloves Tournament
Source: “El Renacimiento,” February 20, 1976

2000-02-25: Latino art and photography exhibits opens in Grand Rapids and Holland
Jose Narezo, Grand Rapids artists, muralist and educator, opens a month long photography exhibit, “Jose Narezo: Cuba Journal,” of his Cuban photography. Three components make up the exhibit, “Vision Latina: Latin Artists of the New Millennium” featuring 20 Cuban, Latin American and US Hispanic artists sponsored by the Holland Area Arts Council and the Grand Rapids Museum
Source: “Holland Sentinel”; February 17, 2000

1960-02-26: Founding of Mexican American Political Association (MAPA)
Mexican American Political Association (MAPA) founded in Fresno, California serves as model for many Mexican American political action groups throughout nation and Michigan

1976-02-28: Saginaw hosts basketball tournament
Southside Latino Athletic Club of Saginaw sponsors the 2nd Annual Chicano Men’s Basketball Tournament
Source: “El Renacimiento;” February 20, 1976

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Historical Events:

for February

February 17 1929 : Founding of League of Latin American Citizens (LULAC)
League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), the oldest Mexican American national advocacy group in the US, founded in Corpus Christi, Texas by 175 organizations

February 26 1960 : Founding of Mexican American Political Association (MAPA)
Mexican American Political Association (MAPA) founded in Fresno, California serves as model for many Mexican American political action groups throughout nation and Michigan

February 16 1973 : Lansing athletes win Azteca Club awards
Jesse Gallegos and Dario Medrano of Lansing win sporting awards from the Lansing Aztecas Club. The Azteca Club supports Mexican-American athletes through such efforts as men’s basketball, baseball and bowling leagues
Source: “El Renacimiento;” February 16, 1973

February 20 1976 : Mexican American boxers victorious in Lansing tournaments
Six Mexican American boxers win Golden Gloves championships in Lansing contests. John Bermudez, Oscar Rodriguez, Mike San Miguel, Jesse Gallegos, Fred San Miguel of Lansing and Paul Pena of Albion all win in Lansing Golden Gloves Tournament
Source: “El Renacimiento,” February 20, 1976

February 28 1976 : Saginaw hosts basketball tournament
Southside Latino Athletic Club of Saginaw sponsors the 2nd Annual Chicano Men’s Basketball Tournament
Source: “El Renacimiento;” February 20, 1976

February 03 1999 : Flint university student receives national award
Daniel Molina, student at Kettering University in Flint, receives the National Student Role Model Award during the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineer’s 25th anniversary conference in Los Angeles
Source: Mi Gente, January 16, 1999

February 25 2000 : Latino art and photography exhibits opens in Grand Rapids and Holland
Jose Narezo, Grand Rapids artists, muralist and educator, opens a month long photography exhibit, “Jose Narezo: Cuba Journal,” of his Cuban photography. Three components make up the exhibit, “Vision Latina: Latin Artists of the New Millennium” featuring 20 Cuban, Latin American and US Hispanic artists sponsored by the Holland Area Arts Council and the Grand Rapids Museum
Source: “Holland Sentinel”; February 17, 2000

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