Raza Schools Author Talk & Plática

San Antonio Central Library 600 Soledad San Antonio, TX 78205

In 1929, a Latino community in the borderlands city of Del Rio, Texas, established the first and perhaps only autonomous Mexican American school district in Texas history. How it did so—against a background of institutional racism, poverty, and segregation—is the story Jesús Jesse Esparza tells in Raza Schools, a history of the rise and fall of the San Felipe Independent School District from the end of World War I through the post–civil rights era. Join us and author Jesús Jesse Esparza as we connect the events of his book with a panel of educators and students who experienced this historical era in Del Rio, Texas.

The panel will be moderated by Bob Rivard.

Branch Location: Central Library.

Staff Contact Name: Sarah De La Rosa. Staff Contact Number/Email: 210-207-2519/[email protected].

Presenter/Instructor: Jesús Jesse Esparza.

Audience: All Ages. Featured Event: Latino Collection & Resource Center. Additional Info: ***Registration is required***