‘Life and Death on the Border’ panel exhibit begins Saturday

OLLU, the Center for Mexican American Studies and Research, the Sueltenfuss Library, and Refusing To Forget proudly present “Life and Death on the Border: 1910-1920,” a panel exhibit that includes photographs, postcards, court documents, and rare artifacts that tell the story of daily life and re-examines Texas historical events of the early 1900s in the Rio Grande Valley and South Texas.

The exhibit will be on view from Saturday through March 31, 2024, at the OLLU Sueltenfuss Library.

The Refusing to Forget project worked alongside colleagues throughout the state and nation to help research and put together this exhibit and event series. These histories inspired Tejano literature, art, and music and influenced the creation of the Mexican American civil rights movement.

The schedule for the event is as follows:

Saturday from 10 a.m. 2 p.m.

Historias de la Gente: Oral History recording session where OLLU students and volunteers will help record the stories of the community:

Topics might include:

1.     Stories of living through anti-Mexican violence and its impact.

2.     Stories of living growing up in the West Side | South Side of San Antonio, South Texas

3.     Stories of civil rights struggles

4.     Stories that detail family history and lore

We will also be opening a call to community members to donate/ have on display items and artifacts that reflect the history of Mexican Americans in San Antonio and South Texas or that relate to the history of Chicanos in South Texas. These items will only be on loan to the OLLU library during the length of the exhibit: Nov. 11, 2023 – March 31, 2024.