Margaret Cruz, “Little Giant” always said her life was defined by the blessing and strengths she derived from her children and husband, her faith and her steadfast commitment to her community. Often referred to as a powerhouse in Northern California politics and the “matriarch” of San Francisco’s Latino community, the Mission District, Margaret Cruz has worked, in some capacity, under every president from Truman to Clinton on issues of social justice, immigration reform and political empowerment.
Her legacy to San Francisco and her beloved Mission District remains. Her chronical of activism will be featured in a publication entitled, “Mujeres de Concencia/Women of Conscience" A Book Project of Latina Women Activists created by Victoria G. Alvarado.
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