The Horak Family Collection, no. 6 – Home Movie Compilation

This home movie from the Horak Family collection provides a glimpse into the family’s daily life in El Paso. Children on their way to school pose and walk for the camera, as does police officer C.J. Horak on his way to his motorcycle. Also captured is a rodeo parade featuring marching bands, baton twirlers and […]

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The Avena-Wilson Collection, no. 7 – Senators Yarborough and Mondale, Cesar Chavez (1969)

This home movie captures scenes of United States Senators Ralph Yarborough and Walter Mondale conducting a senate committee hearing in Edinburg, Texas, followed by scenes of labor leader and civil rights activist Cesar Chavez. On November 24, 1969, after touring migrant labor camps throughout the Lower Rio Grande Valley, Senators Yarborough and Mondale held a […]

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The Avena-Wilson Collection, no. 12 – UFWOC Rally (c.1973)

This home movie captures scenes of a United Farm Workers Organizing Committee (UFWOC) rally in Rio Grande City, Texas circa 1973 and an Avena family Christmas. At the rally, amid the crowd, are signs that read “Free Cesarâ€, referring to the labor leader’s 1973 arrest after his refusal to limit picketing. Also included are images […]

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