American Dream Family Lore of Julián Castro Rings True

Way back in 2012, I was intrigued when a young politician, San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro, was selected to deliver the keynote speech at the Democratic National Convention. As often happens with genealogists, curiosity got the better of me and I took a dive into his family history. The announcement of his candidacy for President of the United States seems a fitting time to share what I discovered earlier. Then as now, he frequently told the story of one particular ancestor, so not surprisingly, she was

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