Ada Nivía López audio interview and biography

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Ada Nivía López audio interview and biography

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Description

Ada Nivía López was born in Puerto Rico and moved to Chicago with her family in 1956. She describes life in Lincoln Park in those early days, including her Father´s leadership in Latino community and his run for alderman in the early 1960s. She became active in her community at an early age and continued her activism throughout her college years, working closely the Young Lords. Ms. López was a founding member and commissioner of the Mayor´s Advisory Commission on Latino Affairs, which was designed by the Young Lords and created in partnership with Mayor Harold Washington´s office. Ms. López became the first Latina to win a statewide election to the Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois where she was instrumental in positioning the university to play a prominent role in addressing urban issues.

Coverage

2012-08-24

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Publisher

Grand Valley State University. University Libraries. Special Collections & University Archives

Contributor

Jiménez, José, 1948-
Shell-Weiss, Melanie

Identifier

RHC-65_Lopez_Ada

Format

audio/mp3
application/pdf

Type

Sound
Text

Language

eng

Título

Ada Nivía López vídeo entrevista y trancripción

Sujetos

Young Lords (Organización)
Puertorriqueños--Estados Unidos
Derechos civiles--Estados Unidos--Historia
Lincoln Park (Chicago, Ill.)
Puertorriqueños--Relatos personales
Justicia social
Activistas comunitarios--Illinois--Chicago
Educación--Illinois--Chicago
Chicago (Ill.)--Política y gobierno--1951-

Citation

López, Ada, “Ada Nivía López audio interview and biography,” Digital Collections, accessed January 22, 2018, https://digitalcollections.library.gvsu.edu/document/24642.
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