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Alum Armando Martinez’s Civil Rights Work Highlighted by Globe

The life of alum Armando Martinez is celebrated by the Boston Globe as part of their Black History Month coverage of living civil rights leaders, who are recognized as Boston “heroes” on the 1965 Freedom Plaza that encircles Boston’s tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King in the Boston Common.

Martinez, inspired by the work of MLK Jr., founded the Migrant Education Council and The Puente Fund in 1969 and 1970 and supported “Chapter 17A” for first-in-the-U.S. bilingual and special education laws.


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