A Time of Justice - Praxedis Guerrero

Praxedis Gilberto Guerrero died one hundred and three years ago on the morning of December 30, 1910. He died a hero for the cause of revolution in his deeply troubled homeland, Mexico. See More…

Video Clip: Walter's Understanding of Tata Takes a Dramatic Turn

In this scene, Walter’s perceptions of his grandfather change dramatically as he learns more about Emilio’s turbulent past.  Tata was not a simple country boy who came to America looking for a job.  He was a revolutionary who fought alongside Praxedis Guerrero against the . . . → Read More: Video Clip: Walter's Understanding of Tata Takes a Dramatic Turn

Video Clip: Walter's Understanding of Tata Takes a Dramatic Turn

In this scene, Walter’s perceptions of his grandfather change dramatically as he learns more about Emilio’s turbulent past.  Tata was not a simple country boy who came to America looking for a job.  He was a revolutionary who fought alongside Praxedis Guerrero against the . . . → Read More: Video Clip: Walter’s Understanding of Tata Takes a Dramatic Turn

Las Soldaderas

Women played an extremely important part of the campesino armies of Pancho Villa and Emiliano Zapata. “Las soldaderas” followed the ragtag troops of these generals everywhere they fought, bringing their families along and caring for their children and husband-fighters. But they also themselves . . . → Read More: Las Soldaderas

Revolution or Revelation?

“The Mexican Revolution stripped away the veneer of order and peace – the Pax Porfiriana – that had masked the social unrest percolating beneath the surface of President Díaz’s long reign. In his 1990 Nobel Prize lecture, Mexican writer Octavio Paz noted that . . . → Read More: Revolution or Revelation?

The Plan of San Luis Potosi

Francisco Madero

In September 1910, Porfirio Díaz, Mexico’s longtime president, staged the Fiestas del Centenario, or Centennial Festivals, to mark the hundredth anniversary of Mexico’s independence from Spain. Designed to showcase Mexico’s development into a modern nation, the celebrations were held amid widespread . . . → Read More: The Plan of San Luis Potosi

Video - Why Praxedis Left the Hacienda

Francisco, caretaker of what was the hacienda Los Altos de Ibarra, explains to Walter the reasons why Praxedis would leave his privileged life, and embark on a dangerous journey to bring dictator Porfirio Diaz to his knees.

Video - Ricardo Flores Magon and the PLM

Through Praxedis, Emilio became deeply involved in the revolutionary activities of the Partido Liberal Mexicano.  The PLM was a political party dedicated to establishing a society based on economic equality, workers rights and self-determination.  The PLM was founded and led by Ricardo Flores Magon.

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