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Vaquero: Genesis of the Texas Cowboy-Dallas Photo Exhibit

Vaquero:  Genesis of the Texas Cowboy is the latest photograph exhibit presented by the Dallas Historical Society. In the early 1970’s, noted Texas historian Joe Frantz offered Bill Wittliff a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to visit a ranch in northern Mexico where the vaqueros still worked cattle in traditional ways. Wittliff photographed the vaqueros as they went…

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Bullock Texas State History Museum Announces New Exhibit LIFE AND DEATH ON THE BORDER 1910-1920

  State-sanctioned racial violence on the Mexico-Texas border against Mexican Americans from 1910 through 1920 was some of the worst violence ever perpetrated in this country.  It prompted a struggle for justice and civil rights.    Life and Death on the Border 1910-1920 re-examines the events and context through a display of rare artifacts, photographic…

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In 1997, KERA produced a documentary titled “Little Mexico/El Barrio.” The documentary “explores the rich cultural heritage of one of Dallas’ oldest neighborhoods, where individuals and families settled to begin new lives after immigrating from Mexico. Interviews, archival photographs, home movies and personal memorabilia create a historical record of this once-thriving community that encompassed the…

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Free Texas Hispanic Heritage Guide Helps You Plan Historic Travel  

Hispanic Texans: Journey from Empire to Democracy Presidio La Bahía, Goliad AUSTIN, Texas — The Texas Historical Commission’s (THC) latest travel guide, Hispanic Texans: Journey from Empire to Democracy, is available now for free download (PDF) and online ordering. The 100-page, full color travel guide showcases hundreds of heritage tourism sites across the state, each featuring…

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A book on Dallas’ Racial Divide

The Most Dangerous Book in Dallas How an out-of-print title about the city’s racial divide is making a comeback. BY PETER SIMEKFROM D MAGAZINE MAY 2015 When Jim Schutze was working at the Dallas Times Herald, in the mid-’80s, he wrote a book called The Accommodation, a history of the city’s racial politics that has…

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Carlos Kevin Blanton authors new biography

Integration Hero and Education Legend George I. Sanchez Gets a New Biography by Ronnie Dugger Published on Wednesday, March 18, 2015, at 12:10 CST Scholar-activist George I. Sanchez was an effective, relentless and cantankerous Hispanic leader in the fights against the rank racism leveled at Mexican-Americans in New Mexico and Texas from the 1930s through…

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Jesus Chairez Talks History

PRESS RELEASE From TeCo Theatrical Productions JESUS CHAIREZ is coming in from Mexico City for a one evening appearance, Saturday, June 20, 2015, 7:30 PM at TeCo Theatrical Productions, in the BISHOP ARTS THEATRE CENTER, 215 SOUTH TYLER STREET, DALLAS, TEXAS 75208. This is part of TeCo Theatrical Productions speaker series. More information: 214-948-0716 BUY…

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A Latino History of Hip-Hop, Part 2

For the second part of a two-part series on how Latinos have influenced hip-hop, Latino USA producers Daisy Rosario and Marlon Bishop explore what happens when rap music becomes big business. We hear from Spanglish rap pioneer Mellow Man Ace, chat with radio personalities Bobbito Garcia and Cipha Sounds, find out about how DJ Laz put his…

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