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Marfa, Texas Restores Segregated School Built for Mexican Americans

In perhaps a first for Texas education history, Mexican American residents of Marfa, Texas have initiated an important community project: restoring their “Mexican” school built in 1909.  Their intentions are that the creation of the Blackwell School Museum will shed light on an earlier historical period when equal educational opportunities were denied to Mexican American …

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Memories Of The VISTA Minority Mobilization Program and Of an Earlier Self

I live between two worlds; Travis County, where Austin, a sanctuary city, is located, and Bastrop County, where it’s dangerous to be Mexican American. On June 23, 2018, twenty-four people were arrested in the quiet community of Stony Point, a Bastrop County neighborhood that borders Travis County, where Austin is located. Twenty three of the …

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In Memoriam: Susan Law

  Susan Law did not look well as she stood in line along with my wife, Aida, and others waiting for the clinic to open its doors. “I’m in severe pain,” she said.  “I hope the doctor can do surgery on my gall bladder. I take Ibuprofen every night.”  Ibuprofen is one of the many pain …

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Dual Language Instruction in Texas public schools: Language advocates, school boards and administrators must operate on the same plane

The July 2021 edition of IberoAztlan focuses on bilingual education in Texas, and on dual language education, in particular. One segment of the edition consists of the early 1930s education articles printed by Texas Outlook.  The second segment consists of interviews of three Mexican American educators and advocates of dual language instruction. The third segment …

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Dr. Mario Longoria: Latinos in American Football

I recently read an excellent review of a new book by Mario Longoria and Jorge Iber,  Latinos in American Football: Pathbreakers on the Gridiron, 1927 to the Present.   The review, published in the prestigious  journal, Choice,  commented that based on personal interviews and related research, “the authors tell stories of hardship, racism, dedication, and triumph…The careers …

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About Tino Villanueva

TINO VILLANUEVA is the author of six books of poetry, among them “Shaking Off the Dark” (1984); “Crónica de mis años peores” (1987) / “Chronicle of My Worst Years” (1994); “Scene from the Movie GIANT” (1993), which won a 1994 American Book Award; and “Primera causa / First Cause” (1999), a chapbook on memory and …

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