Cinco de Mayo, Slavery and Mexico's Influence in America

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Fighting Against Slavery

During the Civil War, and inspired by victory in the Battle of Puebla, many Mexican immigrants rallied for racial equality and democracy, given their home country's painful past of imperialism. Historians say many Spanish-language newspapers of the time rebuked slavery. (Photo: Hulton Archive/Getty Images)