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Actor @JohnLeguizamo is giving Latinos the 'Hamilton' treatment @berkeleyrep

Actor @JohnLeguizamo is giving Latinos the 'Hamilton' treatment @berkeleyrep

John Leguizamo is giving Latinos the Hamilton treatment—minus a rapping Thomas Jefferson. The Colombian-born actor, who grew up in New York sensing Latinos had been largely excluded from U.S. history textbooks, is ready to set the record straight with his one-man show Latin History for Morons , opening July 1 at the Berkeley Rep. The premise of the show is that you’re teaching your son about the influence of Latinos on American history. Was this inspired by real life? I’m always trying to teach my kids about Latin history. I read an article a few years back that said 14 percent of Latino kids drop out of high school, and I know why: It’s because you never see a Latino hero figure in history. When I started doing research, I was astounded at the lack of any mention of Latinos in this country. What is the most negligent omission? The Civil War. There were 10,000 [Mexican Ame...

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