Women of ''La Raza'': An Exhibit

Mujeres Por La Raza Unida /
The Women of La Raza Unida
A Tribute to Women’s Involvement in Texas Politics

An exhibition currently on display at the Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection
March 23 through June 30, 2005

This exhibit presents the breadth of contributions that Mexican American women made to Texas politics and to the struggle for equal rights for Mexican Americans. It was inspired by the Women of Raza Unida Oral History Project, developed in conjunction with a graduate seminar directed by Dr. Emilio Zamora in the School of Information. The course was entitled “Memory, History and Oral Narratives: Mexican Americans in Politics in Texas History.” The exhibit includes archival materials from the Raza Unida Party Collection, Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection, as well as items and memorabilia from party members and quotations taken from oral history interviews.

Sponsored by the Center for Mexican American Studies and the Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection. Guest curators: Linda Ho and Brenda Sendejo, graduate students, Center for Mexican American Studies and Department of Anthropology, UT Austin.

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