Special Programming

KPFA Special Broadcast – May 5, 2007

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We commemorate cinco de Mayo as well as honor Chicano/Mexicano history by bringing you 2 specials today. Hosted by Amelia Gonzalez
1st Half Hour – Highlights of the film Mendez vs. Westminster offers a living history of one of the most important stories in the American Civil Rights Movement. In May 2004, The United States celebrated the 50th anniversary of the historic Brown v. Board of Education decision that ended legalized segregation.

2nd Half Hour-Song of the Corridistas

The corrido, or ballad, is one of Mexico’s oldest song styles. During the 19th and early 20th century, they were the Mexican equivalent of Spanish romances or cowboy songs of the old West.

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