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Emilio Zamora presenting distinguished lecture at 30th Annual Charles L. Wood Agricultural History Lecture Series

Fri, March 1, 2013
Emilio Zamora presenting distinguished lecture at 30th Annual Charles L. Wood Agricultural History Lecture Series
Prof. Emilio Zamora

The Department of History at Texas Tech University has invited Professor Emilio Zamora to present a lecture at the 30th Annual Charles L. Wood Agricultural History Lecture Series.  His presentation, “Alonso Perales and the Hemispheric Strategy for Civil Rights,” will address efforts by a civil rights leader to internationalize the issue of racial discrimination in venues like the founding meeting of the United Nations.

Professor Zamora will also deliver the keynote address at the Mexican American Archival Enterprise Symposium sponsored by the Center for Mexican American Studies, the Teresa Lozano Long Institute for Latin American Studies, and the Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection. The meeting will be held at the University of Texas on April 18-19.

Professor Zamora also delivered invited talks at the following:

  • The 2012 Emeritus Professor Lectures Series, entitled “Tumultuous Decades in the Rural Towns of Texas", was sponsored by the Department of History, at Austin Community College, on October 13, 2012.  He delivered his presentation, “Texas Agrarian Rebels and the Mexican Revolution,” on October 13, 2012.
  • The annual meeting of the Mexican American School Board Association.  Professor Zamora presented a talk before the general assembly that discussed silences on Tejano history evident in the public school curriculum.  He presented his talk, “Teaching Tejano,”  on January 19.

  • He also presented a talk during the 40th Anniversary Celebration of the Center for Mexican American Studies at the University of Houston.  His presentation, "The More Things Change the More They Remain the Same, Mexicans in Texas since the Second War," was delivered on February 19.

Professor Zamora was also inducted into The Texas Institute of Letters and received the Distinguished Service Award from the Austin City Council, and the Tejano Heritage Award from Texas A&M University-Kingsville.  He continues to serve on the Board of Directors of the Texas State Historical Association and on the Advisory Board of the Recovering the U.S. Hispanic Literary Heritage Project .

Related links:

UT Historian Leads Major Tejano Curriculum Project

Emilio Zamora honored with second Tejano Heritage Award


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