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"Colombia at the Smithsonian" Exhibit, by Hurlbert, Don, October 12, 2006, Smithsonian Archives - History Div, 2006-26273.

May 5, 1997

Secretary I. Michael Heyman announces the establishment of a Smithsonian Center for Latino Initiatives. The center coordinates Latino research, exhibits, and projects at the Smithsonian.More

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