Ana Maria Perera becomes a US citizen

On August 11, 1967, editor and civil rights activist Ana Maria Perera became a US citizen.  Perera was born in Cuba, and earned her masters and doctorate at the University of Havana.  She began her professional career on the technical staff of the Organization for American States, and later worked at the United Nations. She is committed to improving the status of Latina women. After gaining her citizenship, she began her public service in the US government, including the Department of Education.  In Cuban-American Women, which is open to all Latina nationalities.  Perera is a strong promoter of education for minority women in the field of technology and computer systems.

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