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The works of two San Antonio-area artists are elevated to a national stage by the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C.

Texas Public Radio’s Dominic Anthony and Jack Morgan profile the iconic artists and their lasting legacies.

 


¡Sí Se Puede! Houston Celebrates Latina Civil Rights Icon Dolores Huerta

Dec 12, 2019
Dolores Huerta signs up members at the founding convention of the National Farm Workers Association, Sept. 30, 1962.
Joseph Francis Gunterman. Walter P. Reuther Library, Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs, Wayne State University.

Long before President Obama campaigned with the phrase “yes we can,” Latina civil rights icon Dolores Huerta stood with migrant farmworkers and said, ‘”sí se puede.”

Courtesy of Smithsonian's National Museum of African History and Culture

On the campus of Sul Ross State University Rio Grande College, historical images and posters from the 1960s are mounted on easels and lined up through the halls of the Small Business Development Center. While some passersby may overlook the display, the historical and cultural significance is far from subtle. These collection of images in part of a traveling exhibition from the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.

Louisa Jonas / Texas Public Radio

The National Museum of the American Latino Act is legislation to authorize the Smithsonian to create a museum honoring Latino Americans similar to the National Museum of African American History and Culture. While speaking at San Antonio’s Centro de Artes museum this morning Senator John Cornyn said the museum is needed. And the history and culture of American Latinos is ingrained in the fabric of America.