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Central American Biographies

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Giving Voice to
Our Overlooked Histories

The 100 Central American Historical Biographies Project


Women's History Month

Bianca Jagger, born on May 2, 1945, in Managua, Nicaragua, is a social and human rights advocate known for her activism and work on various global issues. She studied political science in Paris and later worked as a translator at the French embassy in the United States. In the early 1970s, she moved to London, where she met and married Rolling Stones lead singer Mick Jagger.

At the height of the Central American civil wars in the 1980s, Bianca used her platform to raise money and awareness in Washington DC about the atrocities she had witnessed. Bianca Jagger is widely recognized for her activism on human rights, social justice, and environmental issues. She has been a prominent figure at the United Nations and has collaborated with various UN agencies to advance worldwide human rights and social justice causes. She has participated in conferences and initiatives aimed at addressing global challenges.

In 2005, she founded the Bianca Jagger Human Rights Foundation, an organization dedicated to defending human rights, ending violence against women, and addressing other pressing global issues. The foundation works to raise awareness, engage in advocacy, and collaborate with other organizations to effect positive change.


Our Voices, Our History

In 2018, the first stories of the Central American Ancestry Project launched on this site. They captured the untold stories and brief backgrounds of Central Americans in history and of the diaspora in California. The stories inspired us to build a library of biographies of historical importance and make them easily accessible online to learn about the many ways Central Americans have contributed to our society throughout history—the bios may be about known or unknown leaders and individuals whose achievements are overlooked.

Today, the project has evolved into the 100 Central American Historical Biographies campaign with a goal of completing 100 biographical profiles. Explore this community archive that includes video oral histories, virtual exhibits, stories, and web short documentaries. See below.

Do you know a Central American whose achievements have been overlooked?
You can submit their story


  1. The candidate must be from Central America or have at least one parent from Central America.

  2. It can be someone in your family, a neighbor, a co-worker, or an ancestor that you feel has played a statewide and/or local positive role in American society.

  3. It can be a less known historical figure from Central America; a writer, actor, poet, community leader, teacher, activist, sports figure.


Feel free to nominate a candidate and help us reach our goal. The nominated candidates will be reviewed and selected by an internal team.

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