Celia Cruz — Black History Month

Celia Cruz, “The Queen of Salsa” became an iconic Afro-Latina role model known the world over for her vivacious spirit. Her career, which began in the nightclubs of Havana in the 1940s, spanned several decades and boasted three Grammy Awards, four Latin Grammy Awards, The President’s National Medal of Arts and countless lifetime achievement awards. Her legacy lives on through the Celia Cruz Foundation which raises funds for cancer research and provides scholarships to young Latin Music students.

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Photo Credit: Frank Micelotta/Getty Images

You can learn more about Celia and her legacy by visiting here.

 


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