From 1910 to 1920 the Mexican Revolution captured world attention as Pancho Villa led military attacks on Juarez, Mexico, across the Rio Grande from El Paso, Texas. Villa and Mexican revolutionary leaders met in El Paso to plan and equip their armies. Refugees from the battle crowded into El Paso as hundreds of international journalists and photographers filled El Paso hotels to report on the revolution. It was one of the most historic conflicts in North America, and spectators in El Paso sometimes got shot. See many historic photos from the Mexican Revolution and walk with El Paso historians Leon Metz and Fred Morales to learn how events in El Paso were crucial to the revolution, and where Pancho Villa liked to hang out in downtown El Paso.
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March 25, 2017
El Paso graphics artist Nacho Garcia is our guest to tell tales of working for the El Paso Times as their main editorial page political cartoonist. Plus, he has seen a lot of El Paso history first hand, and his grandfather was a Texas Ranger at the Salt War in San Elizario.
April 1, 2017
The History Museum’s next honoree for the Wall of Giants is Cathedral High School. We will have that history, plus the history of this exhibit, and how the History Museum got to the current location. Bernie Sargent and David Carrejo from UTEP.
April 8, 2017
UTEP is honoring women and we will hear all about it. Dr. Gina Nunez-Mchiri has confirmed her attendance for the Radio Show on April 8th. She is a professor of Sociology and Anthropology at UTEP and is the Director of Women's Studies. She will provide an agenda for the Women's History conference once it is finalized. She is writing a book writing in honor of 100 years of women at UTEP.
In attendance, we will likely have Dr. Donna Ekal, the Associate Provost for Undergraduate Studies as well as Laura Fernandez and PJ Vierra who have been instrumental in researching and writing the book. Jackie Reed is also a guest on this program.
April 15, 2017
Hour one, we hear about this year’s annual Mission Trail events, this year at the Socorro Mission, and this year a week earlier than usual.
Hour Two, our topic is San Elizarion and the commemoration of the Onate visit events 419 years ago. April 28, 29, and 30th. Connie Vasquez is our guest.
April 22, 2017
Preservation El Paso explains their month of events coming in May to commemorate our historic preservation needs, and events.
April 29, 2017
What is the history of the International Museum of Art? Find out in hour one.