Rigoberta Menchu Latin American Icons

"We are not myths of the past, ruins in the jungles, or zoos. We are people, and we want to be respected, not to be victims of intolerance, and racism." - Rigoberta Menchu

  • Rigoberta Menchu is connected to world history in a few ways. One of those ways is how she falls under the world history category of Power and Authority.
  • Power and Authority: She falls under this category due to her power or "influence" in what is known today as Guatemala. She has influence here due to the fact that she is known for standing up for the Rights of Native Women or the indigenous women of the area such as herself.


"Rigoberta Menchú." Encyclopedia of World Biography, Gale, 1998. Biography in Context, link.galegroup.com/apps/doc/K1631004473/BIC1?u=denv60112&xid=e6661e84. Accessed 1 Feb. 2017.


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