Alicia I. Rodriquez-Estrada is an Associate Professor and Department Chair of Behavioral & Social Sciences at Los Angeles Trade-Technical College. She is the author “From Peola to Carmen: Fredi Washington, Dorothy Dandridge, and Hollywood’s Portrayal of the Tragic Mulatto” in African-American Women Confront the West, 1600-2000 and “Image On and Off the Screen, 1925-1944: Dolores Del Rio and Lupe Velez” in Writing the West: Race, Class and Gender (University of Oklahoma, 1997) as well as a contributor to the Latina’s in the United States: a Historical Encyclopedia (2006).
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