Monica Munoz Martinez, winner of the Autry Public History Award 2017, discusses her book The Injustice Never Leaves You: Anti-Mexican Violence in Texas which tells the little known, yet devastating period of violence in Texas in the early twentieth century. Under the auspices of protecting Anglo-American settlers, Texas Rangers and vigilantes alike wrought havoc upon Mexicans, turning the rural lands of the Lone Star State into a hotbed of police violence and state-sanction racial terror. Lynchings, murders, and beatings were common place. Today, America struggles to memorialize her violent past and imagine a more peaceful future. At a time when conceptions of nationhood, identity, and citizenry are under constant duress, The Injustice Never Leaves You gives valuable insight into a world that was shaped by violence, and into the lives of those who refused to be consumed by it.
Free with advance reservation (does not include museum admission).
Sun Sep. 1611:00 am - 1:00 pm
4700 Western Heritage WayLos Angeles CA,US 90027