SOURCE: Mother Jones
by Tim Murphy
The Texas Rangers were vicious enforcers of white power. J.T. Canales was the only Mexican American in the legislature. He lost the fight, but the reckoning he sought is finally underway. Historians Monica Muñoz Martinez and Doug Swanson explain.
SOURCE: Washington Post
by Allyson P. Brantley
What William (Bill) Coors complained was “political persecution” was, for boycotters, a tool of political expression — of refusing to financially support policies that maligned and marginalized their communities and those of their allies.
SOURCE: NBC News
Activist and associate history professor Yolanda Leyva breaks down the complex legacy of Spanish conquistador Juan de Oñate.
SOURCE: Smithsonian Magazine
Fifty Years Ago, Fed Up With the City’s Neglect, a San Diego Community Rose Up to Create Chicano Park
Making Tierra Mía, says the director of the Smithsonian Latino Center, proved transformative in giving voice to the people
SOURCE: LA Times
The man behind the original “Penny Dreadful,” which ran for three seasons and drew on famed figures from Gothic literature, has now taken an oft-forgotten piece of history, added the supernatural and the culturally specific iconography of Santa Muerte, and produced Showtime’s spinoff “Penny Dreadful: City of Angels."
Monica Muñoz Martinez Interviewed on NPR: The 'Forgotten' History Of Anti-Latino Violence In The U.S.
The U.S. has a long and largely forgotten history of violence against Latinos, says Monica Muñoz Martinez, an assistant professor of American studies at Brown University and author of “The Injustice Never Leaves You: Anti-Mexican Violence in Texas.”
Smithsonian Museums Are Supposed to Tell the American Story. So Where's the One Dedicated to Latinos?
by Julissa Arce
The harm of not being treated as valuable members of this country can be seen in the rise of anti-Latino hate crimes, as well as in the higher rate of depression among Latino youth than their white peers.
How does a Smithsonian museum get established? The process involves a lot of time and a lot of legislation.
SOURCE: ABC News
Lawmakers are introducing new legislation in Congress to create a national Latino American history museum.Two years ago, a presidential commission called for the creation of a Smithsonian American Latino Museum. But the effort has stalled in Congress....
SOURCE: LA Times
Congressional backers of a proposed Smithsonian-affiliated museum devoted to the history and culture of American Latinos didn't succeed the first time around, so they're trying again.The bipartisan bills resubmitted Friday in the U.S. House and Senate aim to designate an unused, 132-year-old Smithsonian building on the National Mall in Washington as the future site of an American Latino Museum.If passed, it would not commit the federal government to build and fund the museum. Instead, it would designate the historic Arts and Industries building as its main site, and launch a planning process by the Smithsonian’s Board of Regents to consider design and construction issues and funding....
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