El Paso in El Paso County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
The Hilton Hotel, now the Plaza Hotel, played an important role in LULAC history as the site of numerous local, state and national events and meetings. The hotel management provided support for programs such as the "Little School of the 400", designed to teach monolingual Spanish-speaking pre-school children a basic vocabulary of 400 English words. This Texas LULAC program eventually became the model for the successful national Head Start program of President Lyndon B. Johnson's war on poverty.
LULAC has long been involved in promoting education and citizenship as a means of achieving the American dream. LULAC today is the oldest, largest and most influential Hispanic advocacy organization in the United States, its membership acknowledges the support of the people of El Paso in promoting equal opportunity for the Hispanic community.
Erected 2006 by LULAC Council 8.
Location. 31° 45.515′ N, 106° 29.328′ W. Marker is in El Paso, Texas Touch for map. Marker is mounted on the front of the Plaza Hotel. Marker is in this post office area: El Paso TX 79901, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The First Kindergarten in Texas (here, next to this marker); The Woman's Club of El Paso (here, next to this marker); El Paso's First Newspaper (a few steps from this marker); Fray García de San Francisco (a few steps from this marker); Pioneer Plaza (a few steps from this marker); El Paso (a few steps from this marker); Site of United States Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Historic Sidewalk Clock (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in El Paso.
Categories. • Education • Hispanic Americans •
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