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Emilio Zamora honored with second Tejano Heritage Award

Posted: September 27, 2012
Dr. Emilio Zamora

Dr. Emilio Zamora

Texas A&M University—Kingsville presented Professor Emilio Zamora with a second Tejano Heritage Award (2010, 2012) during a two-day scholarly conference at the university on September 20-21. The second award recognized his work with the Tejano Monument project, a twelve-year public history initiative that resulted in the construction of a statue on the Texas Capitol grounds commemorating Tejano history. He shared the recognition with members of the Executive Board of the Tejano Monument and the artist in the project. Zamora presented a talk during the conference on Tejano history and the Tejano History Curriculum Project that he directed on behalf of the Tejano Monument Board.

Author of the prizewinning book Claiming Rights and Righting Wrongs in Texas, Mexican Workers and Job Politics during World War II, Dr. Zamora is Professor of History and Fellow, Barbara White Stuart Centennial Professorship in Texas History, at The University of Texas at Austin. He will be presenting a talk entitled "Texas Agrarian Rebels and the Mexican Revolution" on October 13, at 11:00am, as part of the 2012 Emeritus Professors Lectures Series hosted by the Austin Community College (ACC) History Department. More details can be found at this link: Zamora Event.

Read more about Professor Zamora on his faculty home page:
http://www.utexas.edu/cola/depts/history/faculty/ezamora

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Related:
Historian receives alumnus award; prize for book on Mexican workers during World War II:
http://www.utexas.edu/cola/depts/history/news/3195

UT Historian leads major Tejano history curriculum project:
http://www.utexas.edu/cola/depts/history/news/4563

"Beyond the Tejano Monument," by Emilio Zamora, in the Austin Statesman:
http://www.statesman.com/news/news/opinion/zamora-beyond-the-tejano-monument/nRmX2/




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