Fernando Ferrer

Fernando Ferrer

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Fernando James "Freddy" Ferrer was the Borough President of The Bronx from 1987 to 2001, and was a candidate for Mayor of New York in 2001 and the Democratic Party nominee for Mayor in 2005. Ferrer grew up on Fox Street in the Longwood section of the South Bronx and was raised by his mother and by his grandmother, who worked in the kitchen of the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel. Ferrer graduated from Catholic schools in the Bronx: St. Anselm Elementary School and Cardinal Spellman High School. As a high school student, he was a member of Aspira of New York, where he was elected to the post of Vice President of the citywide Aspira Clubs Federation, which included other future Puerto Rican leaders like Ninfa Segarra and Angelo Falc n. In 1968, as an Aspirante, he was part of a major student protest at the NYC Board of Education that resulted in such reforms as bilingual report cards and the recognition by the public schools of Puerto Rican Discovery Dayshow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 132 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 8mm | 204g
  • Culp Press
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6135741004
  • 9786135741001