A Dark Past Comes to Light on the Tex-Mex Border

by Isabel Debre, Storyteller for Good
June 12, 2016

Monica Muñoz Martinez, Assistant Professor of American Studies and Ethnic Studies at Brown University, started the Refusing to Forget Project (RFP) with colleagues as a way to study, share, and memorialize the history of state-sanctioned anti-Mexican violence in her home state of Texas--a history she never learned growing up. RFP's recent exhibit, "Life and Death on the Border 1910-1920," works to reckon with violence, recover contributions of civil rights activism, and spark a much-needed public dialogue about the way we remember America's dark chapters.