Activist

As a Mexican immigrant, Dr. Garcia experienced firsthand the racial injustices that defined the lives of countless Americans. Working with and through the AGIF, he became a tireless champion for civil rights. He firmly believed that citizens could be agents of change, and advocated non-violent, civic solutions to discrimination and segregation. From school sit-ins to voter registration drives, Dr. Garcia led a movement that effected real change in his community and far beyond.