Nation: An F in History

At Public School 161 in Manhattan, three-fourths of the students are Hispanic. So the community school board decided to rechristen the school, which bore the name of Fiorello H. LaGuardia. As a three-term mayor, the "Little Flower" championed city dwellers of every race and creed. But no matter; he was Italian, not Hispanic. The board thereupon chose the name of Pedro Albizu Campos, who before his death in 1965 proved his "unselfish devotion," in the board's words, "to the cause of liberation of Puerto Rico from the yoke of American colonialism."

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