Learn more about the book here: https://go.illinois.edu/f21velazquez
Mirelsie Velázquez, PhD, is an associate professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies and the Rainbolt Family Endowed Education Presidential Professor at the University of Oklahoma. As a historian of education, her work centers race, gender and sexuality, and the history of urban education. Her book, "Puerto Rican Chicago: Schooling the City, 1940-1977" (University of Illinois Press 2022), chronicles the Puerto Rican community’s response to the urban decay in which they were forced to live, work, and especially learn.
Guadalupe San Miguel, Jr., is a professor of history at the University of Houston in Houston, Texas and an activist parent in the community. He is a renowned scholar in the history of Mexican American/Chicano and Latino education and has written on educational struggles in the community and on language, politics, and education.