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Antonia Hernandez was born in 1948

President and General Counsel of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF), Antonia Hern├índez is an advocate for 35 million Latinos in the U.S. Through law, community education, and research, she leads her organization in the fight for the advancement and protection of civil rights. Characterized as “sweetness and fire,” she continues to fight legal battles that have improved the lives of minorities throughout the nation.

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