Carmen Tafolla’s contributions to American literature are multifaceted and profound. Her readers already knew this when Alex Haley called her a…
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A Smithsonian Museum gallery dedicated to the Latino experience opened on June 18, 2022, at the Washington, D.C. Smithsonian National Museum of American…
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In 1984 Marta Sanchez, a young Chicana artist from San Antonio, was selected for the “Mira” exhibit which was the first national Chicano/Latino art…
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In June of 2019, the Smithsonian American Art Museum notified Juan de Dios Mora of their purchase of four of his art prints. To be a part of the…
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Several years ago I wrote about Liliana Wilson, a remarkably talented Latina immigrant artist who has spent her entire adult life in Texas. I wrote that…
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Jose Esquivel, one of the long-time Chicano artists in San Antonio and a co-founder of Con Safo, paints daily, an artistic activity he has committed…
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Luis Valderas traces his artistic development to his early years working in the family-owned flower and ceramic shop in McAllen, Texas near the…
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The borderland artists of the El Paso-Isleta-San Elizario region, known as the Mission Valley, represent nearly 350 years of history and tradition…
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Time can be the friend or the enemy of grief. We often hear that time will heal and that all things will pass. I wondered if that is true as I walked…
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Xavier Garza grew up among storytellers in his hometown of Rio Grande City along the Texas-Mexico border. The best of the storytellers included his…
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Over the past five years, Harriett and I have been donating books to Uvalde’s El Progreso Memorial Library. Both of us have been educators for over…
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