Dr. Frank Newton is a cultural anthropologist, educator, writer, novelist, editor and publisher. His anthropological fieldwork was conducted in Latin America and Polynesia. In recent years, his fascination with the history of the New Word led him to develop a series of lectures about the discovery, conquest and political development of the Americas. He also authored a novel for middle school readers, titled “The Trials of Tizoc,” which tells the story of an Aztec boy struggling to save his family from slavery and ritual execution.
Dr. Newton’s achievements include being the founding executive director of two national organizations – the National Association of Hispanic Journalists and the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda. He also was a White House appointee under the Clinton administration, serving as Southwest Region Director of the Corporation for National and Community Service.
In his later years, he worked in journalism as a columnist, editor and ultimately publisher of his own community newspaper for senior citizens. He also co-hosted a radio program titled “Young at Heart,” devoted to senior issues.
He refined his public speaking skills through Toastmasters International, where he served as an Area and a Regional Governor, and earned the qualification of Silver Toastmaster.
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Frank Newton brings history to life! While I've never been a history buff, when I heard Frank speak about The Conquest of Mexico, I was mesmerized! He tells the story of the conquest, with such passion and historical accuracy that I felt as if I was there. When the hour lecture ended, I wanted to hear more....