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My Mom, the 9-Year-Old Radical

She experienced the tumultuous ’60s with a blend of innocence and ‘stand up for what’s right’ conviction

Elementary class photo of the author’s mother, Cecelia Lacayo.
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My mom is a natural storyteller. It only helps her storytelling that she grew up when American history was a living, breathing movie even Steven Spielberg couldn’t dream up.

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