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Photograph Taken at St. Columba Roman Catholic Church on Hickory and Eagle Streets. Seated: Julia Valentin, Rosario Callado, Sylvia Rodriguez, Rafael Rodriguez, Pucho Olivencia, Msgr. Anthony Caligiuri, Judge Colucci, Sidney Harris, Pedro Maurás.…

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Los Tainos Senior Citizens Program - This was an organization initially started by a group of Seniors who implemented influential ideas in regard to Senior Services, Housing and Benefits. Anna Cotton was very influential in establishing this…

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The Puerto Rican Chicano Committee was formed by a group of university students who were active within the community in 1973. These students were looking for ways to support the community through various social services. They provided services in the…

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Estrada (Elsie Pacheco) was best known in the Hispanic community as an advocate for Latina rights. She also was involved in bringing services to the Hispanic Attica inmates. Counselor Educational Opportunity Program – University of Buffalo.

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The Agustín "Pucho" Center was organized on the East Side of Buffalo. It was constructed by its own members in 1969. The center provided a venue for community events such as dances, weddings, funerals and other gatherings. The center was named after…

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PODER is a university sponsored civic group that was formed in 1969. They originally formed the group to bring a greater awareness to the Hispanic population within the university. At this time, there were few Hispanic students represented at this…

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The Unión Puertorriqueña de Ayuda Mutua was an organization formed to help newly arrived Hispanics/Latinos to the region. They provided translation services as well as assistance going to places such as the doctor's office or governmental entities…
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