Photographic Recap – Mexican Amer. Trailblazers of Austin and Travis Co.

January 27, 2011 § Leave a comment

Mexican American Firsts - Trailblazers of Austin & Travis County (AUSTIN HISTORY CENTER)

Mexican American Firsts – Trailblazers of Austin & Travis County (AUSTIN HISTORY CENTER)

During the months of August 2010 to January 2011, the Austin History Center created an exhibit celebrating Mexican Americans (alive or deceased) who have lived in Austin and Travis County and who were the first to blaze a trail within their respective communities in the areas of Education, Politics, Business, Public Service, Public Health, Media, the Arts, Humanities and Sports. This exhibit is the first time the center has featured a program exclusively of Latinos to tell the history of the city.

Here is a photographic recap of the exhibit and various programs offered to the community during the fall of 2010.

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Curators of the exhibit wrote that “some of these stories are becoming lost or are lesser known because historical resources on the Mex-Amer population are limited.” This limitation creates and unbalanced & incomplete documentation of the Mex-Amer community. This project was an attempt to educate and promote the importance of preserving the untold history & memories of the local Mex-Amer community.

Here is a short slideshow featuring photos from the exhibit/programs and remarks of Dr.Emilio Zamora (Prof. of History – UT Austin recorded at the exhibit reception (August 2010).

Mex Amer Trailblazers Closing Reception Program

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