Radio Documentary Project — Austin History Center and ‘Mexican American Firsts: Trailblazers of Austin and Travis County’

September 22, 2010 § Leave a comment

 

Mexican American Trailblazers of Austin & Travis County

Besides documentary photography, I occasionally create audio projects that link my interests in community affairs and Chicano history. Here is a radio program that I produced at a volunteer, Austin community radio station – KOOP 91.7fm The show aired on “People United” hosted by Allen Campbell.

The program spotlighted the Austin History Center & the exhibit , ‘Mexican American Firsts: Trailblazers of Austin and Travis County’. The exhibit celebrates and recognizes the lives of thirty-two extraordinary individuals who have lived in Austin and Travis County and were the first to blaze a trail within their respective communities in the areas of Arts, Business, Education, Humanities, Media, Politics, Public Health, Public Service and Sports.   The exhibit continues till January 16, 2011.

This exhibit is the first time the center has featured a program exclusively of Latinos to tell the history of the City of Austin.

The radio program guests included:

The radio show also featured interviews with three of the exhibit’s honorees, veteran activists Gilbert Rivera and Susana Almanza and former Austin Mayor John Trevino, recorded at its opening reception at the Center on August 21, 2010, as well as archival recordings of another honoree, the late raul salinas (1934-2008), poet, activist, and founder of Resistencia Bookstore, casa de Red Salmon Arts.

The radio interview originally aired on Friday September 3, 2010.


(photo courtesy of Austin History Center)

 

 

Susana Almanza (PODER), Gilbert Rivera (founder Brown Berets & PODER)

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