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Sanchez, George Isidorelocked

(04 October 1906–05 April 1972)
  • Martha Tevis

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Sanchez, George Isidore (04 October 1906–05 April 1972), educator and civil rights leader, was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico Territory, the son of Telesfor Sanchez, a miner, and Juliana Sanchez. According to Sanchez’s correspondence, both parents descended from colonial settlers. The family’s financial situation varied with the economy, and in 1913 the family moved to Jerome, Arizona, where the mining industry was booming. For the first year or two, Sanchez attended boarding school in Prescott, Arizona, until a school was opened for miners’ children in Jerome. Sanchez’s remembrances of his school days in Jerome were happy ones; he often referred to his teachers and his education as “A-One.”...

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