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Mexican Boy

Title (Spanish): Niño Mexican
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Graphic artist:
Kistler, Lynton R.
Original artist:
Contreras, Ramon
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 40.8 cm x 29 cm; 16 1/16 in x 11 7/16 in
Object Name:
print
Object Type:
Lithograph
Place made:
United States: California, Los Angeles
Date made:
ca 1950
Description:
This lithograph of a boy at work was designed in the late 1930s by the Mexican American artist Ramón Contreras (1919-1940). Mexican-born, he grew up in San Bernardino, a major agricultural town east of Los Angeles. His career was tragically short. Before he died of cancer at the age of 21, Contreras became the youngest artist ever invited to the Golden Gate International Exposition, and traveled to Mexico to meet the famed muralist Diego Rivera. Contreras came of age during the Great Depression (1930s), a period of economic crisis for all Americans and for people around the globe. Much of the art produced during these difficult years reflects a political and aesthetic vision–to document and ennoble the lives of ordinary working people. Here, Contreras presents us with an idealized image of a confident young man in motion. Identifiably Mexican with his serape draped over one shoulder, the boy drawn by Contreras triumphantly at the center of the frame is perhaps a fruit vendor. He is probably not a fruit picker–note the non-Californian bananas arrayed with other warm-weather fruits in his basket. This lithograph was printed in about 1950 by Lynton Kistler–it is one of the 2,700 prints by this prominent Los Angeles printer that are housed in the Graphic Arts Collection of the National Museum of American History.
Location:
Currently not on view
Subject:
Cultures & Communities
Art
Latino
Immigration
Agriculture
Mexican America
Credit Line:
Kistler Collection
ID Number:
1978.0650.1130
Accession number:
1978.0650
Catalog number:
1978.0650.1130
78.0650.1130
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Culture and the Arts: Graphic Arts
Mexican America
Data Source:
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

Mexican Kitchen

Title (Spanish): Cocina Mexicana
view Mexican Kitchen digital asset: Mexican Kitchen
Graphic artist:
Charlot, Jean
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 42.6 cm x 32.2 cm; 16 3/4 in x 12 11/16 in
Object Name:
print
Object Type:
Lithograph
Place made:
United States: Colorado, Colorado Springs
Mexico
Date made:
1948
Description:
The French-born artist Jean Charlot spent his early career during the 1920s in Mexico City. His 1948 lithograph depicts a scene from the domestic life of a Mexican indigenous woman, a favorite theme of the artist. Household work—without the aid of most, if any, electrical appliances—was a full-time job for many working-class and poor Mexican women, north and south of the border, well into the 20th century. Food preparation was especially labor-intensive. Corn had to be processed, wood gathered, and water fetched, in the midst of child rearing and other household duties. This was the daily fare of most women, who rarely worked outside the home after marriage. Mexican American women who found work in cities like El Paso in the early 20th century were either single or widowed. Many worked as domestic servants, others in industrial laundries or textile mills. Like today, some women turned to their kitchens to earn a living, making meager profits selling prepared food on the street to Mexican American workers and Mexican migrants.
Location:
Currently not on view
Subject:
Art
Cultures & Communities
Food Culture
Latino
Work
Immigration
Native Americans
Mexican America
ID Number:
GA*23377
Catalog number:
23377
Accession number:
299563
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Culture and the Arts: Graphic Arts
Mexican America
Data Source:
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

Mexican Market

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Artist:
Louis Lozowick, born Ludvinovka, Russia 1892-died South Orange, NJ 1973
Printer:
George C. Miller, born New York City 1894-died 1965
Medium:
lithograph on paper
Dimensions:
image: 9 5/8 x 14 3/8 in. (24.5 x 36.4 cm)
Type:
Graphic Arts-Print
Date:
1935
Topic:
Figure group
Ethnic\Mexican
Landscape\Mexico
Occupation\vendor\pottery seller
Dress\ethnic\Mexican dress
Architecture Exterior\commercial\market
Object\other\container
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Adele Lozowick
Object number:
1981.119.27
Copyright Credit Line:
© 1935, Lee Lozowick
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum

Oral history interview with Alberto Mijangos, 2003 Dec. 5-12

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Interviewee:
Mijangos, Alberto, 1925-2007
Interviewer:
Cordova, Cary
Subject:
Casas, Mel
Gamboa, Raul
Goitia, Francisco
Orozco, José Clemente
Rivera, Diego
Rothko, Mark
Sanchez, Gabriel
Siqueiros, David Alfaro
Tamayo, Olga
Tamayo, Rufino
Recuerdos Orales: Interviews of the Latino Art Community in Texas
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Texas
Physical Description:
Transcript: 65 p.
General Note:
Originally recorded on 5 sound discs. Reformated in 2010 as 8 digital wav files. Duration is 4 hrs., 48 min.
Access Note / Rights:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Summary:
An interview of Alberto Mijangos conducted 2003 Dec. 5- 12, by Cary Cordova, for the Archives of American Art, in San Antonio, Tex.
Mijangos speaks of his family background, early childhood memories and early art education at San Carlos Academy of Art; the Air Force in Mexico; Los Tres Grandes, Diego Rivera, Jose Clemente Orozco, and David Alfaro Siqueiros; coming to the United States; painting bull fighters; leaving Texas for Chicago; favorite paintings at the Art Institute of Chicago; moving to San Antonio; suspicion of being a communist; becoming a Mexican diplomat; working with Mel Casas who led Mijangos to abstraction; Con Safo; difficulty in achieving respect from Americans; moving to Oaxaca, working there and trying to fit in; returning to San Antonio, changing his lifestyle; changing inspiration, Mark Rothko and Mijangos new use for color; tee-shirt paintings; his relationship with galleries; the artistic community of San Antonio; his use of numbers and fabric in his paintings; interest and use of photography in his artwork. Mijangos also recalls Raul Gamboa, Rufino and Olga Tamayo, Gabriel Sanchez, Francisco Goitia and others.
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Alberto Mijangos, 2003 Dec. 5-12. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Funding:
This interview is part of the series "Recuerdos Orales: Interviews of the Latino Art Community in Texas," supported by Federal funds for Latino programming, administered by the Smithsonian Center for Latino Initiatives. The digital preservation of this interview received Federal support from the Latino Initiatives Pool, administered by the Smithsonian Latino Center.
Biography Note:
Alberto Mijangos (1925-2007) was an artist from San Antonio, Tex. Cary Cordova (1970- ) is an art historian from Austin, Tex.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and administrators.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Hispanic American artists
Interviews
Mexican American art
Mexican American artists
Painters
Painting
Sound recordings
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12561
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)246985
AAA_collcode_mijang03
Theme:
Latino and Latin American
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
Additional Online Media:

Smithsonian Latino Center: Young Ambassadors Program

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Creator:
Smithsonian Latino Center
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2013-03-22T15:39:30.000Z
Video Title:
Smithsonian Latino Center: Young Ambassadors Program
Views:
5,559
Video Duration:
2 min 11 sec
Topic:
Latinos
Youtube Category:
Education
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TheLatinoCenter
YouTube Channel:
TheLatinoCenter
Data Source:
Smithsonian Latino Center

Mexican Army Frock Coat

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Physical Description:
wool (overall material)
metal (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 37 1/4 in x 19 in; 94.615 cm x 48.26 cm
Object Name:
coat
Place made:
Mexico
Associated place:
Mexico
Date made:
ca 1840
Associated date:
1846 - 1848
Description:
Physical Description
Blue wool with red edging and facings. Guilt buttons and gold-colored shoulder strap.
Specific History
This uniform coat would have been worn by a lieutenant in the Artillery of the Mexican army.
Location:
Currently not on view
Subject:
Military
Latino
ThinkFinity
Event:
Mexican War
ID Number:
AF*16156
Catalog number:
16156
Accession number:
13152
See more items in:
Armed Forces History: Armed Forces History, Military
ThinkFinity
Data Source:
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

Mexican People

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Artist:
Feliciano Peña, Mexican, born Silao, Mexico 1915-died 1982
Medium:
woodcut on paper
Dimensions:
10 1/2 x 8 1/2 in. (26.7 x 21.6 cm)
Type:
Graphic Arts-Print
Date:
n.d.
Topic:
Figure group
Landscape
Ethnic\Mexican
Occupation\domestic\water carrier
Architecture\other\well
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Bequest of Olin Dows
Object number:
1983.90.130
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum

Market Plaza Mexico

Title (Spanish): Plaza del Mercado
view Market Plaza Mexico digital asset: Market Plaza, Mexico
Graphic artist:
Hart, George O. "Pop"
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 40.1 cm x 28.6 cm; 15 13/16 in x 11 1/4 in
Object Name:
print
Object Type:
Aquatint
Place made:
Mexico
Associated Place:
Mexico
Date made:
ca 1925
Associated Date:
20th century
Description:
This aquatint, titled Market Plaza by Geoge O. "Pop" Hart, was printed about 1925, a period of peak migration for workers streaming to the United States seeking opportunity in the United States and escape from the chaos of the Mexican Revolution (1910 1921). Many of the married men settled in the United States and brought their wives and families—from 1900 to 1932, the Mexican-born population of the United States grew from 103,000 to over 1,400,000. Other Mexican workers returned to their homes in Jalisco, Guanajuato, or Michoacán, and came north periodically in search of seasonal or temporary work. Replacing recently banned workers from Asia, these men provided cheap labor for the newly irrigated cotton fields of Texas and Arizona, the copper mines of Utah, the fruit processing plants of California, and the railroads that connected all points in between. An abundance of factory jobs also increasingly attracted Mexican migrants to cities like Chicago and Milwaukee. But many of these hard-earned economic opportunities in the United States came to an end during the Great Depression of the 1930s. Mexican workers in areas like California had to compete with economic refugees from across the country. Many were targets of discrimination and anti-immigrant violence. Thousands of American citizens were among the 500,000 men, women, and children forcibly and suddenly moved to Mexico on buses and trains from Texas and California during the Great Depression. This print is one of a series of images created by American artists traveling in Mexico.
Location:
Currently not on view
Subject:
Art
Cultures & Communities
Latino
Immigration
Mexican America
ID Number:
GA*14183
Catalog number:
14183
Accession number:
92987
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Culture and the Arts: Graphic Arts
Mexican America
Data Source:
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

Oral history interview with Gilbert Sanchez Lujan, 1997 Nov. 7-17

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Interviewee:
Luján, Gilbert Sánchez, 1940-2011
Interviewer:
Rangel, Jeffrey J.
Subject:
Almaraz, Carlos
Rocha, Roberto de la
Romero, Frank
Four (Art group)
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
Transcript: 104 p.
General Note:
Originally recorded on 5 sound cassettes. Reformated in 2010 as 10 digital wav files. Duration is 4 hrs., 42 min.
Access Note / Rights:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Summary:
An interview of Gilbert Lujan conducted 1997 Nov. 7-17, by Jeffrey Rangel, for the Archives of American Art, in Los Angeles, Calif. and La Mesa, N.M.
Sanchez Lujan discusses his growing up in a rural community, East Los Angeles, and Mexico; how early experiences and changes in culture have affected his art and developed his interest in history and politics; his attraction to black culture and the relationship of art as a medium for inter-ethnic interaction where politics and human nature create divisions; his understanding of racial segregation and apartheid in California society; coming into consciousness as a Chicano; and his collaboration and the formation of Los Four with Roberto de la Rocha, Carlos Almaraz, and Frank Romero.
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Gilbert Sanchez Lujan, 1997 Nov. 7-17. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Funding:
The digital preservation of this interview received Federal support from the Latino Initiatives Pool, administered by the Smithsonian Latino Center.
Biography Note:
Gilbert Sanchez Lujan (1940-2011) was a painter from Los Angeles and La Mesa, N.M.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and administrators. Funding for this interview provided by the Smithsonian Latino Pool Allocation.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Hispanic American artists
Interviews
Mexican American art
Mexican American artists
Painters
Painters
Sound recordings
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13580
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216354
AAA_collcode_lujan97
Theme:
Latino and Latin American
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
Additional Online Media:

2012 Smithsonian Latino Center's Young Ambassadors Program

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Creator:
Smithsonian Latino Center
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2012-02-15T21:25:57.000Z
Video Title:
2012 Smithsonian Latino Center's Young Ambassadors Program
Description:
Young Ambassadors Program Highlight Reel
Views:
1,915
Video Duration:
1 min 44 sec
Topic:
Latinos
Youtube Category:
Nonprofits & Activism
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TheLatinoCenter
YouTube Channel:
TheLatinoCenter
Data Source:
Smithsonian Latino Center

Mexico: Imagenes Cotidianas [sound recording] : contemporary Mexican folksongs / por Joaquin Lopez

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Performer:
Lopez, Joaquin
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
Culture:
Mexicans
Type:
Phonograph records
Place:
Mexico
Date:
1979
1970-1980
Notes:
Program notes by Joaquin Lopez and song lyrics (8 p.) inserted in container.
Topic:
Folk songs, Spanish
Popular music
Local number:
FW05448
Folkways 5448
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Folkways Records Collection 1948-1986
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
Additional Online Media:

The Smithsonian Latino Center Ruben Blades pt.1

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Creator:
Smithsonian Latino Center
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2011-05-04T15:52:48.000Z
Video Title:
The Smithsonian Latino Center Ruben Blades pt.1
Views:
229
Video Duration:
13 min 54 sec
Topic:
Latinos
Youtube Category:
Nonprofits & Activism
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YouTube Channel:
TheLatinoCenter
Data Source:
Smithsonian Latino Center

The Smithsonian Latino Center Ruben Blades Q&A pt 1

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Creator:
Smithsonian Latino Center
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2011-05-04T16:42:57.000Z
Video Title:
The Smithsonian Latino Center Ruben Blades Q&A pt 1
Views:
354
Video Duration:
15 min 1 sec
Topic:
Latinos
Youtube Category:
Nonprofits & Activism
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YouTube Channel:
TheLatinoCenter
Data Source:
Smithsonian Latino Center

Oral history interview with Rolando Briseño, 2004 March 16-26

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Interviewee:
Briseño, Rolando, 1952-
Interviewer:
Cordova, Cary
Subject:
Amado, Jesse
Barraza, Santa Contreras
De Syzslo, Fernando
Del Viller, Melita
Kanjo, Kathryn
Mazuca, Roland
Mondini-Ruiz, Franco
Orozco, Syliva
Pace, Linda
Ramirez, Chuck
Von Honts, Jackie
Recuerdos Orales: Interviews of the Latino Art Community in Texas
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Texas
Physical Description:
Transcript: 73 pages
General Note:
Due to technical problems the interview was recorded on both compact disc and mini disc. Originally recorded on 2 sound discs and 2 compact discs. Reformatted in 2010 as 6 digital wav files. Duration is 3 hr., 26 min.
Access Note / Rights:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Summary:
An interview of Rolando Briseño conducted 2004 March 16 and 26, by Cary Cordova, for the Archives of American Art, in San Antonio, Texas.
Briseño speaks of his family background; as a child going to Mexico during the summer; growing up in San Antonio; visiting the Witte Museum, taking art classes there; Jackie von Honts, a special tutor of Briseño; scholarship to Cooper Union in New York; Catholicism; Melita del Villar and realizing "Christian mythology"; exchange program with University of Texas, Austin and La Pontifica Universidad Católica del Peru, Lima, Peru; calling himself Chicano; passion for food; traveling around Europe; politics and its influence; coming to terms with his sexuality; graduate school at Columbia University; interest in boxing; involvement in Con Safo; working on a computer as opposed to painting; and the Historic and Design Review Commission of San Antonio. Briseño also recalls Roland Mazuca, Fernando de Syzslo, Santa Barraza, Sylvia Orozco, Kathryn Kanjo, Linda Pace, Jesse Amado, Chuck Ramirez, Franco Mondini-Ruiz, and others.
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Rolando Briseño, 2004 March 16-26. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Funding:
This interview is part of the series "Recuerdos Orales: Interviews of the Latino Art Community in Texas," supported by Federal funds for Latino programming, administered by the Smithsonian Center for Latino Initiatives. The digital preservation of this interview received Federal support from the Latino Initiatives Pool, administered by the Smithsonian Latino Center.
Biography Note:
Rolando Briseño (1952-) is an artist from San Antonio, Texas. Cary Cordova (1970-) is an art historian from Austin, Texas.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and administrators.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Art
Catholicism
Computer art
Gay artists
Hispanic American artists
Interviews
Mexican American artists
Painters
Sound recordings
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12193
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)247313
AAA_collcode_brisen04
Theme:
Latino and Latin American
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
Additional Online Media:

The Smithsonian Latino Center Ruben Blades pt.3

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Creator:
Smithsonian Latino Center
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2011-05-04T16:00:43.000Z
Video Title:
The Smithsonian Latino Center Ruben Blades pt.3
Views:
44
Video Duration:
12 min
Topic:
Latinos
Youtube Category:
People & Blogs
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TheLatinoCenter
YouTube Channel:
TheLatinoCenter
Data Source:
Smithsonian Latino Center

The Smithsonian Latino Center Ruben Blades pt.6

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Creator:
Smithsonian Latino Center
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2011-05-04T16:14:49.000Z
Video Title:
The Smithsonian Latino Center Ruben Blades pt.6
Views:
55
Video Duration:
12 min 54 sec
Topic:
Latinos
Youtube Category:
Nonprofits & Activism
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YouTube Channel:
TheLatinoCenter
Data Source:
Smithsonian Latino Center

The Smithsonian Latino Center Ruben Blades Q&A pt 2

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Creator:
Smithsonian Latino Center
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2011-05-04T16:48:21.000Z
Video Title:
The Smithsonian Latino Center Ruben Blades Q&A pt 2
Views:
62
Video Duration:
15 min 2 sec
Topic:
Latinos
Youtube Category:
Nonprofits & Activism
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YouTube Channel:
TheLatinoCenter
Data Source:
Smithsonian Latino Center

The Smithsonian Latino Center Ruben Blades pt.2

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Creator:
Smithsonian Latino Center
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2011-05-04T15:58:13.000Z
Video Title:
The Smithsonian Latino Center Ruben Blades pt.2
Views:
64
Video Duration:
7 min 15 sec
Topic:
Latinos
Youtube Category:
Nonprofits & Activism
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YouTube Channel:
TheLatinoCenter
Data Source:
Smithsonian Latino Center

The Smithsonian Latino Center Ruben Blades pt.4

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Creator:
Smithsonian Latino Center
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2011-05-04T16:04:52.000Z
Video Title:
The Smithsonian Latino Center Ruben Blades pt.4
Views:
62
Video Duration:
5 min 39 sec
Topic:
Latinos
Youtube Category:
Nonprofits & Activism
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YouTube Channel:
TheLatinoCenter
Data Source:
Smithsonian Latino Center

The Smithsonian Latino Center Ruben Blades pt.5

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Creator:
Smithsonian Latino Center
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2011-05-04T16:06:51.000Z
Video Title:
The Smithsonian Latino Center Ruben Blades pt.5
Views:
40
Video Duration:
6 min 38 sec
Topic:
Latinos
Youtube Category:
Nonprofits & Activism
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Data Source:
Smithsonian Latino Center

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