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Quique Avilés and Michelle Banks, co-founders of Latinegro youth theater group.

Rick Reinhard1992/1992

Smithsonian Latino Center (SLC)

Smithsonian Latino Center (SLC)

After 1980, Salvadoran children fleeing their country’s civil war began filling D.C. classrooms. With tensions between Central American and African American students running high, two friends from the Duke Ellington Performing Arts High School, Quique Avilés and Michelle Banks, founded Latinegro Theater Collective to build unity and understanding between local youth.

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  • Title: Quique Avilés and Michelle Banks, co-founders of Latinegro youth theater group.
  • Creator: Rick Reinhard
  • Date Created: 1992/1992
  • Location: Former Wilson Center, Columbia Heights, Washington, DC

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