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¡Viva Mi Historia!

On September 26 and October 17, 2015, a team of researchers with the Civil Rights in Black and Brown Oral History Project at TCU – Texas Christian University interviewed dozens of Fort Worth residents at a pair of events sponsored by the City of Fort Worth Human Relations Unit. The result is Viva Mi Historia:Continue reading “¡Viva Mi Historia!”

A Short History of Latina/o Political Engagement in Fort Worth

In 1940, twenty-two-year-old Gilbert Garcia left his home in Brownsville, Texas in search of job opportunities. According to Garcia, Mexican Fort Worth prior to WWII consisted of “a few tree shade barbers…a few tamaleros selling from carts…lots of cantinas and few tree shade mechanics…there were a few beauty operators working out of their homes, noContinue reading “A Short History of Latina/o Political Engagement in Fort Worth”


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