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Photograph by Lindsay Aikman/Michael Priest Photography/Women's eNews (2005). Courtesy of Vicki L. Ruiz and Virginia Sánchez Korrol.

VICKI L. RUIZ is Dean of Humanities and Professor of History and Chicano/Latino Studies at the University of California, Irvine. Her many publications include From Out of the Shadows and Cannery Women, Cannery Lives. She and Virginia Sánchez Korrol are co-editors of Latinas in the United States: A Historical Encyclopedia. They were honored with a “21 Leaders for the 21st Century” award by Women’s eNews.

VIRGINIA SÁNCHEZ-KORROL is a historian and Professor Emerita in the Department of Puerto Rican and Latino Studies at Brooklyn College, City University of New York. Among her many publications, she is co-editor with Vicki L. Ruiz of Latina Legacies: Identity, Biography and Community, co-author of Women in Latin America and the Caribbean, and author of From Colonia to Community: The History of Puerto Ricans in New York City.