1881 - 1973
was known for creating surrealistic abstract paintings that greatly
influence the art world. Exploring cubism in art, he help change
the art world and open many doors for the modern artist.
the age of 12 Casal was an accomplished musician falling in love
with the cello. He played all over Europe, United States, and
South America, residing and influencing musicians in Puerto Rico.
came from a migrant working family and personally felt the injustice
of only receiving only a dollar a day for the entire families
work. He began to join small "huelgas" or strikes against
these injustices. He soon started making a big difference with
non-violent ways of striking, trying to help the migrant workers
was born in a small village in Columbia, and is the oldest of
twelve. In 1982 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature,
making him the first Columbian to win and fourth Latin American
to be honor with this Prize.
is a son of an Army colonel who grew up in San Antonio's middle
class West Side, not far from the cities poorest parts. At a young
age this soon to be politician was a driven hard worker. In 1981
he was elected to be San Antonio's mayor, becoming the cities
youngest mayor to ever be elected, also making him the first Mexican
American to head a major American City.
grew up during the Great Depression, but this did not dampen her
spirits. Graduating form Eastern New Mexico University as a public
accountent, she became the first woman to ever serve as President
of a California bank. In 1983 President Ronald Reagan asked her
to become the the 38th Treasure of the United State.
is known to many Hispanics as "El Libertador," or "the
Liberator". As a student of the Enlightenment, Bolívar
traveled around the world expanding his knowledge of people and
cultures. He lead many battles to free Columbia from Spain's rule.
His ultimate goal was to unit all of South America. His constitution
for Colombia is still considered to be one of the worlds greatest
Ponce de Leon
Chritopher Columbus traveled to America for the 2nd time, Leon
sailled along with him. Known for traveling the seas for Spain,
Leon is remembered for trying to find the legendary Fountain of
Youth. History may never know if he found it, but he ended his
days on the coast of Florida.