Dionicio Morales

From his humble beginnings as an organizer of farmworker families, Dionicio Morales, who died Sept. 24 at 89, clearly defined how the Mexican-American community must work together in order to take full advantage of this great nation. He founded the Mexican American Opportunity Foundation in East Los Angeles to empower Mexican Americans to get better jobs, a better education and better opportunities for themselves and their families.

Dionicio would not let anything stand in his way. He even called on President John F. Kennedy to come and witness our community's needs firsthand and to help bring federal programs into East Los...

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