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Season 2: The Hidden History of Tejanos

The second installment of our Hidden History series will focus on Tejano contributions to Texas history. These biographical and topical lectures are presented by experts on each individual subject and are intended to shed light on parts of Texas history which have previously been untold or relegated to the footnotes of earlier historians.

All hidden history episodes premiere on our website, social medial and YouTube channels at 6 p.m. on various days. See listings below:

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Contrasting Cultures
Caroline Crimm, Ph.D.


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Beasley’s Vaqueros
Andres Tijerina, Ph.D.


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Adela Sloss: Mexican American Civil Rights Activist and Texas Feminist
Cynthia Orozco, Ph.D.

Thursday, June 23
Antonio Gil Ybarbo: Native Son of Texas, Hero, and Father of Nacogdoches
Francis Galan, Ph.D.


Thursday July 21
Mexican Americans and the Question of Education
Gene Preuss, Ph.D.


Thursday, August 18
The Revolutionary Life of Jose Francisco Ruiz
Art Martinez, Ph.D.


Thursday, September 15
Mexican Americans in Texas, Early 20th Century

Sonia Hernandez, Ph.D.

Season 2: Episode 4

Premieres, Thursday June 23 at 6 p.m.

Antonio Gil Ybarbo: Native Son of Texas, Hero, and Father of Nagadoches by Francis X. Galán, Ph.D., Associate Professor of History, Texas A&M University-San Antonio

This presentation will answer the questions of; When did Antonio Gil Ybarbo emerge as a leader in East Texas? What events occurred during the settlement at Bucareli, 1774-1779, that made the Spanish government so anxious about East Texas? What factors led to the establishment of Nacogdoches in 1779? What roles did Ybarbo play specifically between 1773 and 1783 that led to his own troubles with the Spanish government?

Season 2: Episode 1

Contrasting Cultures by Caroline Crimm, Ph.D.

Season 2: Episode 2

Beasley’s Vaqueros by Andres Tijerina, Ph.D.

Season 2: Episode 3

Adela Sloss by Dr. Cynthia Orozco

Season One: The Hidden History of African American Texans