Today’s Must-Listen: How Elementary Students Got ‘The Mexican Repatriation’ Into California Textbooks

Casa Grande, Arizona, 1936 (Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division)

Over the weekend, NPR’s Latino USA broadcast a fantastic audio story that chronicled how a group of California elementary school students from Bell Gardens worked to get the often-overlooked story of “The Mexican Repatriation” into the state’s public school curriculum. It is a must-listen, so click on the play button below and learn some history today:

And for more about the story, visit Latino USA’s site.


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