Latino Literature in the United States
Carmen Lomas Garza “Barbacoa para Cumpleaños” alkyds on canvas, 36” x 48” © 1993. Excerpt from “In My Family / En mi familia,” published by Lee & Low Books, New York (888) 320-3190
(located next to the Circulation Desk)
Beginning September 15, the Ozuna Library will present “Voces Americanas: Latino Literature in the United States,” an exhibition produced by Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
A literary renaissance has been going on in the United States for decades. It includes poetry, prose and drama of the American experience for Spanish speaking peoples.
A celebratory survey of works by Latinos, “Voces Americanas” presents images of authors, books, movie stills, public presentations and illustrations part of this literary renaissance. “Voces Americanas” is based on an original exhibition at the University of Houston Library that documented a quarter century of Hispanic publishing in the United States.
Images of Valor
Latinos and Latinas of World War II
(located next to OZU 217)
Beginning September 15, the Ozuna Library will present “Images of Valor: Latinos and Latinas of World War II,” ,” an exhibition created by the School of Journalism and Center for Mexican American Studies at The University of Texas at Austin and produced by Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Through images and stories, this twelve-panel exhibition provides a historical overview of U.S. Latino participation in World War II. In addition to photographs from the Voces Oral History Center archives, “Images of Valor” incorporates contemporary photographs of men and women of the WWII generation by photojournalist Valentino Mauricio. The exhibition focuses on individual stories that reveal larger themes such as citizenship and civil rights and features excerpts from the more than 500 oral history interviews that were part of the project.
The exhibitions are located in Ozuna Library (2nd floor) and will be available to the public from September 15-October 13, 2022. For more information, visit the library website or contact Cynthia Sanchez 210-486-3563.
Virtual Exhibits Celebrating Latinx Month (see below)