#NPRSource Featured: Frederick Douglass Opie’s Book, “Upsetting the Apple Cart”

Babson College History Professor Frederick Opie offers new insights into the causes and results of 20th century social movements in his recent book – Upsetting the Apple Cart – Black-Latino Coalitions in New York City from Protest to Public Office.


​”Opie analyzes why and how black-Latino progressives organized, mobilized, and transformed neighborhoods, workplaces, university campuses, and representative government in New York City between the 1950s and 1980s.

His work shines new light on the largely unknown agents of historic change in the city, and the noted politicians, strategists, and union leaders whose careers were built on this history. In Upsetting the Apple Cart, Opie provides a history of working-class black and Latino coalitions and ultimately offers a different interpretation of the protest stories that have traditionally been told.”

SOTW This Week: María Pabón López

María Pabón López is an expert in immigrants’ rights (including the education of immigrant children), immigration law and diversity/multicultural matters in the legal profession. She also focuses her research on issues concerning Latinos, race and the law, and the status of women lawyers.

María Pabón López, Dean and Professor of Law at the Loyola New Orleans College of Law

Gabriela Rivera: Immigration Law and Immigrant Rights

Yale Public Interest Fellow with the ACLU of San Diego

  • Areas of Expertise: Constitutional and Administrative Law and Litigation, Particularly in the Areas of Immigrant Rights, Racial Justice; Police Practices; Criminal Justice; Economic Justice; Immigration Law; International Human Rights
  • Location: San Diego, CA

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Cristina Rodriguez: Immigration Law, Constitutional Law and Government

Professor of Law at Yale Law School

  • Areas of Expertise: Immigration Law and Policy, Effects of Immigration on Society and Culture, Language Rights and Policy, Migration, Civil Rights & Citizenship, Constitutional Law, Administrative Law
  • Location: New Haven, CT

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#NPRSource: Yvette Ostolaza

Yvette Ostolaza is a member of the Executive Committee, a co-leader of the complex commercial litigation group, and managing partner of the Dallas office of Sidley Austin LLP Dallas, an international law firm with offices in 20 cities globally. She focuses on advising companies and boards in internal investigations, complex commercial litigation, shareholder and securities litigation, financial services and employment issues. She is fluent in Spanish and regularly advises Latin America-based companies. Further, she is an arbitrator for the AAA and CPR.