Written by Tanya Bowers, Director of Diversity, and Adriana Gallegos
Late last year, the midcentury historic Univision building in San Antonio was demolished, serving as a wake-up call to many in the Latino community. When we posted our PreservationNation story about the demolition, it received some feedback from people on Twitter:
- “Terrible loss… could’ve made a nice museum that showcases the contributions of Latinos in broadcasting.”
- “Texas textbooks > Revisionist history deny Latinos place in American history.”
- “It’s important to have Latino representation. Thank you for writing this piece.”
It was evident we needed to open the conversation as to why the Univision building and other Latino sites are not being saved or getting the attention they deserve. [Case in point: A 2008 study of National Register of Historic Places listings by associated cultural group found that only .11% (95 out of 83,775) were Hispanic.] And perhaps the way in is through the example of the trailblazers who for years have given Latino history a voice.... Read More →
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