Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Ruben Salazar to Get Stamp

Ruben Salazar, who was killed by a tear gas canister fired by a sheriff's deputy in 1970, will be honored next year with a commemorative stamp issued by the U.S. Postal Service.
"He was a groundbreaker for Latinos in this country, but his work spoke to all Americans," Postmaster Gen. John E. Potter said Monday. "By giving voice to those who didn't have one, Ruben Salazar worked to improve life for everybody. His reporting of the Latino experience in this country set a standard that's rarely met even today."

via LAObserved


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