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This barbershop was one of the first Hispanic owned businesses in the community. Felix Magui Rodriguez to this day still has the chair from his barber shop.

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El Gran Combo was a musical group that performed at various community events.

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The 3 Kings Celebration is a large community festival taking place in January. Local organizations and/or churches organize festivities each year. Community members design costumes and decorate various venues to celebrate the arrival of the 3 Kings.

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La Alternativa was a collaborative community organization that helped in the prevention of substance abuse with educational programs. It later became one of the three organizations that merged together to form what is today Hispanos Unidos de Búfalo…

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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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In 1985, the Hispanic community decided to dedicate American Legion Post 1928 in the honor of Gabriel A. Rodriguez who served in military during Vietnam but later took his own life due to untreated PTSD. The community has always remembered Gabriel as…

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Herman Badillo Community School was the location of the first bilingual education program in Western New York and began in 1971. It was named after the first Puerto Rican to be elected as New York City Borough President of the Bronx and as a United…

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Los Hermanos Rodriguez were a trio of musicians who played at various community events and were very well known within the community. Hermanos Rodriguez they entertained in many family, and community gatherings with their authentic music from Puerto…

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The Hispanic Women's League was formed in 1979 by a group of professional Latinas who wanted to provided financial assistance to younger Latinas to be "more than just housewives". At this time women were becoming more involved in professional careers…

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Raul Russi was the first Puerto Rican police officer in the City of Buffalo. He became a political activist and helped elect the first Hispanic judge in the City's history. He served as the Assistant Superintendent of the Erie County Correctional…
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