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Tiger Talk - Reimagining Texas Independence Through 21st Century Eyes

  • 02/18/2023
  • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • African American History Research Center, 1300 Victor St., 77019


  • Limited to 12 people
  • Zoom info forwarded with registration

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How can we account for the legacies of slavery and colonization in Texas history?

Please join us for a discussion of Texas Independence with Raúl Ramos '89. A member of the History faculty at the University of Houston since 2002, Raúl is a thought leader on 19th Century Texas history, including the ethnic and racial elements of iconic events like the Alamo and the Battle of San Jacinto.

Schedule:  Reception at 2:00 pm.  Presentation at 2:30 pm.  Group dinner to follow.

Location:  African American History Research Center, 1300 Victor St., 77019

Remote:  Zoom event details provided in registration confirmation. 

Dr. Raúl A. Ramos is an American historian and author with expertise in borderlands history, Mexican American history and the history of Texas. Ramos is Associate Professor of History at the University of Houston. He received his A.B. in History and Latin American Studies from Princeton University in 1989 and his Ph.D. in History from Yale University in 1999. He joined the History faculty at the University of Houston in 2002 from his position as an assistant professor in History and Ethnic Studies at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. Ramos was a Fellow at the William Clements Center and for Southwest Studies at Southern Methodist University from 2000-2001. In 2015, Dr. Ramos held the OAH China Residency Program Fellowship where he taught at Renmin University in Beijing.

Professor Ramos introduces a new model for the transnational history of the U.S. by placing Mexican Americans at the center of the Texas creation story in his award-winning book, “Beyond the Alamo: Forging Mexican Ethnicity in San Antonio, 1821-1861.” (University of North Carolina Press, 2008) The book won the 2009 T.R. Fehrenbach Award from the Texas Historical Commission. He frequently speaks on expanding our views of Texas and Borderlands history. His current research spans the frontier from 19th-century Florida to early 20th-century Los Angeles, examining the ways communities reconstruct their past even while looking to the future. He has presented his research at conferences, universities and community groups across the country. He has provided historical perspective in print and on camera in the Houston Chronicle, San Antonio Express-News and New York Times. He is also the author of "The Alamo is a Rupture" (Guernica).

Group Dinner: David Chaumette will be in contact about the post talk dinner, which will be complimentary, with a cash bar.

Event Contact:  David Chaumette '89

This event is sponsored by the following organizations:

Association of Latino Princeton Alumni --- Association of Black Princeton Alumni --- Princeton Class of 1989 --- Princeton Alumni Association of Houston

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