Exploring Civil Rights in Dallas at the Latino Cultural Center
One upcoming contribution to that conversation is Justica: The Struggle for Mexican-American Civil Rights in Dallas, Texas 1920-2012, a multimedia exhibition put on by Dallas’ Latino Cultural Center and the Dallas Mexican-American Historical League. Tracing the often under-reported stories of workers, activists, political leaders and other civil rights figures in Dallas through the past century, the exhibit touches on Mexican- Americans’ struggle for equality during the Great Depression, through the turbulent 1960s, up to current issues, visiting key events and important people along the way. It features video interviews and oral histories from Dallas civil rights leaders, an interactive timeline, and panel discussions about issues related to the continuing struggle for Mexican-American civil rights.
The exhibit kicks off this Friday with an opening reception at 6 PM at the Latino Cultural Center in Dallas. It runs until August 31, and will include other special events TBA.