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Postcard: ‘Dead Mexican Bandits’

Life and death on the border: effects of century-old murders still felt in Texas

One of the most jarring images to resurface the carnage that occurred on the U.-Mexico border more than a century ago is a postcard titled 'Dead Mexican Bandits.

What were students protesting for and against?  Diana Serna Aguilera: We were for bilingual education, more bilingual teachers, counselors to encourage us to pursue higher education. We didn’t want them to tell us to be mechanics, maids, and secretaries. We wanted teachers to stop calling us “stupid, dummies, and idiots.” We wanted teachers to include the stories and history of Mexican Americans in the Southwest.  We didn’t want to be physically hit for speaking Spanish.

Last week, the Cara Mia Theatre in Dallas reenacted a landmark event in Mexican-American civil-rights history: the Crystal City Walkout of The all-Chicano drama spotlights.

Custers Column 01 (Cavelry) Photo Print

Custers Column 01 (Cavelry) Photo Print

Kratz Family Auschwitz Memorial

Vintage Photos Reveal Life Inside Ravensbrück, A Women’s Concentration Camp. went in (most from Poland), survived.

Zoot Suit Riots, Los Angeles, June 3, 1943, Between young Mexican men known as pachucos, and American servicemen. On June 7 military authorities stepped in to handle the situtation. Navy and Army commanders ordered that the City of Los Angeles be declared off-limits to military personal. The official Navy position was that their sailors were acting in "self-defense against the rowdy element."

Zoot Suit Riots The first incident occurred on May four days before the start of the riots. The altercation involved a dozen sailors and soldiers including Seaman Second Class Joe Dacy Coleman.

partial list of texas ranger company and unit commanders

partial list of texas ranger company and unit commanders

THE IRISH SLAVES: WHAT THEY WILL NEVER, EVER TELL YOU IN HISTORY CLASS OR ANYWHERE ELSE…

Top Post:: THE IRISH SLAVES:WHAT THEY WILL NEVER, EVER TELL YOU IN HISTORY CLASS OR ANYWHERE ELSE….White and Black Slave

The first slaves imported into the American colonies were 100 White (Irish) children. They arrived during Easter, four months before the arrival of a the first shipment of Black slaves. Read: Testimony of an Irish Slave Girl

Jose Antonio Navarro, Tejano Statesman 1795 - 1871

Almost 150 Years After His Death, Navarro Gets His Spot In State Cemetery (interesting info about Navarro)

Mexican American Flappers- Southern California, 1925

Chicana Flappers

22 Famous Stories That Left Out The Best Details

22 Famous Stories That Left Out The Best Details

It turns out our teachers, Hollywood and whoever we got our Thanksgiving mythology from (Big Turkey?) all made America's origin story far more boring than it actually was for some very disturbing reasons.

Texas History, Texas Rangers, Mlb Texas Rangers

The necklace is made of mescal (agave plant) seed beads strung together with sinew.

The necklace is made of mescal (agave plant) seed beads strung together with sinew.

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