In February 2013, a group of professors met at the National Association of Chicano Chicana Studies Tejas Foco in San Antonio, Texas to discuss strategies for commemorating the centennial of the period of widespread, state sanctioned anti-Mexican violence on the Texas-Mexico border (1910-20). In collaboration with Texas residents who have conducted research and maintained invaluable archives, Refusing to Forget is a multifaceted project that seeks to incite public conversations through efforts such as: museum and online exhibits, historical marker unveilings, lectures, and curricular materials for public school teachers.
Exhibit at Bullock Museum (2016)
Encyclopedia Entries for Handbook of Tejano History
Applications for Texas Historical Markers
Unveiling Ceremonies for Texas Historical Markers
BETWEEN 1910 AND 1920 ETHNIC MEXICANS LIVING ON THE TEXAS-MEXICO BORDER WERE TARGETS OF STATE-SANCTIONED VIOLENCE. ALTHOUGH HISTORIANS ESTIMATE THAT SEVERAL THOUSAND MEXICAN NATIONALS AND AMERICAN CITIZENS WERE KILLED, THIS PERIOD OF VIOLENCE HAS RECEIVED LITTLE PUBLIC ATTENTION.
REFUSING TO FORGET, AN EDUCATIONAL NON-PROFIT, HOPES THAT IN BRINGING PUBLIC AWARENESS TO THIS OFTEN FORGOTTEN PERIOD, WE CAN ALSO RAISE THE PROFILE OF A STRUGGLE FOR JUSTICE AND CIVIL RIGHTS THAT CONTINUES TO INFLUENCE SOCIAL RELATIONSHIPS TODAY.
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