MAGDALENA BARRERA: RUSSELL LEE & THE STUDY OF THE SPANISH-SPEAKING PEOPLE OF TEXAS
Dr. Magdalena L. Barrera, Associate Professor of Mexican American Studies at San José State University, will present the “Study of the Spanish-Speaking People of Texas” series of more than 900 photographs shot by Russell Lee in 1949. The images depict moments in the everyday lives of people in Mexican-American communities across the state of Texas. Dr. Barrera will discuss the social, historical, and cultural context in which these photographs were taken and how they relate to a sense of contemporary Mexican-American identity.
Date(s) - February 06, 2018
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm