Raíces: History of Raza at UNT

As part of UNT’s observance of Hispanic Heritage Month in 2012, the university sponsored Raíces: History of Raza at UNT, a one-day symposium tracing the history of leadership of Latinos at UNT. The symposium featured keynote speaker Richard Menchaca, one of the first Latino students to attend UNT on an athletics scholarship, and included several panel discussions. Panel topics included the evolvement of Hispanic student organizations from 1970 to 2012; the history of Latino music at UNT; Hispanic professionals’ experiences as UNT students, featuring alumni from the 1970s,‘80s and 90s; and UNT regents, faculty members and others who forged a Latino presence at UNT.

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