FOCUS ON CAMPUS: Museo Urbano
Louie talks with Dr. Yolanda Leyva, Chair of the UTEP Department of History. Leyva talks about the Museo Urbano - a public history project which actively promotes the rich history of El Paso's Segundo Barrio. The Museo Urbano recently received the 2013 Outstanding Public History Project Award for serving as a model for other communities.
On Saturday, Feb. 23, 1-5 p.m., the public is invited to "The Mexican Revolution and Beyond: The History of South El Paso," a project in which historical photos are placed on the outsides of buildings to connect them with their histories. The Farm Worker Center at 201 E. 9th Street (9th & Oregon) will be added to the project, and talks are scheduled about the history of farm workers in El Paso and about the Flores Magon brothers, political icons who helped spur the Mexican revolutionary movement.
Aired Feb. 22, 2013.