By – – Photo: Joel Maisonet.

Photo: Brian Quijada in Where Did We Sit on the Bus?

American history classes are notorious for excluding entire groups of people without even noticing the problem. For playwright and actor Brian Quijada, this proved to be a gift in disguise. While learning about the civil rights movement in elementary school, Quijada asked the teacher where Latinos—his people—would have sat on a segregated bus. She answered, “They weren’t around.”

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