By Richard A. Marini – – Photo: Jerry Lara | San Antonio Express-News.

Photo: Thinker, writer and philosopher Tomas Ybarra-Frausto, 83.

It is an honor when the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C., acquires a portrait of you to add to its permanent collection of people who have made a significant impact on the culture, development and history of the United States. When the gallery, a part of the Smithsonian Institution, acquires a second one less than a month later, the honor increases exponentially.

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