Skip to comments.US lacks Latino historical sites and landmarks, scholars say
Posted on 10/14/2018 7:16:27 PM PDT by Olog-hai
A makeshift memorial to Hispanic Civil War Union soldiers in an isolated part northern New Mexico is a typical representation of sites linked to U.S. Latino history: Its shabby, largely unknown and at risk of disappearing.
Across the U.S, many sites historically connected to key moments in Latino civil rights lie forgotten, decaying or endanger of quietly dissolving into the past without acknowledgment. Scholars and advocates say a lack of preservation, resistance to recognition and even natural disasters make it hard for sites to gain traction among the general public, which affects how Americans see Latinos in U.S. history.
The birthplace of farmworker union leader Cesar Chavez sits abandoned in Yuma, Arizona. The Corpus Christi, Texas, office of Dr. Hector P. Garcia, where the Mexican-American civil rights movement was sparked, is gone. And no markers exist where pioneering educator George I. Sanchez captured images of New Mexico poverty for his 1940 groundbreaking book Forgotten People.
People need to see history, they need to touch it, they need to feel it, they need to experience it, said Maggie Rivas-Rodriguez, a journalism professor at the University of Texas who has worked to preserve Latino historical sites. When something is preserved, its a daily reminder of our history. [ ]
In 2012, the National Park Foundations American Latino Heritage Fund launched a campaign to improve the representation of Hispanics in national parks. The National Park Service also convened an American Latino Scholars Expert Panel made of members like Rivas-Rodriguez and Yale history professor Stephen J. Pitti.
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There’s a Taco Bell, several in town. A few streets have stupid Spanish names. We’ve got tile roofs. What do they expect?
LA County Jail
Swap Meet in Chino
San Jacinto Monument.
Many major historical sites in MEXICO are not marked. Battle grounds and cemeteries abandoned. Some cultures don’t care about their past.
We have towns named Seguin and Gonzalez.
We have a senator named Cruz. Does this prof. want the Irishman O’Rourke to win?
Apparently these professors have never been to Texas. Towns, counties, historical markers, parks, etc. But these were all named for those evil freedom loving Latinos, so they don’t count........./s
The ranges at Camp Perry are named for Hispanic veterans.
That there is irony. But I really havent heard of that guy or his book.
Build monuments to De Soto and Ponce de Leon and it will be just a matter of time before native American groups demand they be torn down.
Oh... you mean like civil war statues marking confederate sites?
Add Goliad Massacre.
So only certain statues should be torn down/s
Is that where the battleship Texas is?
Hospitals where anchor babies are born.
Does the Alamo count?
Gee, in California they just took down all the monuments of Father Junipero Serra for being racist against Native Americans.
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