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College of Arts & Sciences interviews Dr. Sonia Hernandez for National Hispanic Heritage Month

Sonia Hernandez


Refusing To Forget

In 1988, Hispanic Heritage month was enacted into law in order to acknowledge the contributions and histories of the American Latino community. For Sonia Hernández, a Texas A&M University history associate professor, it’s one thing to remember; it’s another to refuse to forget.

To that end, in 2014, she helped establish Refusing to Forget, a multifaceted public history project that seeks to recover and disseminate a grimmer part of American history: anti-Mexican violence in Texas, particularly along the border in the early 20th century.  To read the full story by Heather Rodriguez ’04, click here.