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MHM program explores Mexicano political struggles

In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month, the Mission Historical Museum welcomes Dr. Trinidad Gonzales, on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016, as he presents “The 1960s – 1970s: Mexicano Political Struggles Beyond a Chicano Movement Paradigm.”

Dr. Gonzales’ presentation will highlight Chicano Movement organizations such as the Mexican American Youth Organization (M.A.Y.O.) and La Raza Unida.  He will discuss how other local political leaders such as Al Ramirez, Leo J. Leo and Kika de la Garza played important roles ushering in a shift from old rancher elite societies to working class politics influenced by Great Society policies.

20160909 CMYK DrGonzales is a history instructor for South Texas College and an American Historical Association, Teaching Division councilor. His primary research area is Lower Rio

Grande Valley history during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He is currently expanding his research into post-World War II politics and the impact of the American G.I. Bill helping create a new generation of political leaders

The Mission Historical Museum is located at 900 Doherty Ave. For more information,call the museum office at 956-580-8646.

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