Center for Puerto Rican Studies, Hunter College, CUNY, CEN_RMR_B18F1_277
Letter from Ruth M. Reynolds to the American Civil Liberties Union about Puerto Rican immigration, October 1947.
What suggestion is Ruth Reynolds writing about?
What does she think the American Civil Liberties Union is trying to prevent the United States from becoming?
What does the word ominous mean?
When was this letter written? Why do you think this letter was written in this time period?
What would Ruth Reynolds like to be informed of? Why do you think she wants to know this?
Research the history of Puerto Rican migration in the twentieth century and develop a multimedia presentation on both the benefits and struggles caused by this migration.
How was the issue of credentials resolved? Research other issues the American Civil Liberties Union fought for or against that involved the Latino community.
English Language Arts: Have students read and write a book report on Esmeralda Santiago’s book When I was Puerto Rican (Boston: Addison Wesley, 1993).
English Language Arts: Write a letter of protest for any issue you feel strongly about.
Foner, Nancy, ed. 1987. New Immigrants in New York. New York: Columbia University Press, 1987.
“Guidance is Asked for Puerto Ricans,” New York Times, October 28, 1947, p. 47.
Santiago, Esmeralda. 1993. When I was Puerto Rican. Boston: Addison Wesley, 1993.