Thursday, May 23, 2013

PBS premieres: A Latina Soldier in the Civil War

Loreta Velázquez, a Cuban planter's daughter who migrated to New Orleans in the 1840s, was one of the estimated 1,000 women who disguised themselves as men to fight in the American Civil War. Read more at NBC Latino. WATCH ALSO Rebelde premieres on PBS, May 24

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