Remember the Barrio

A picture is worth a thousand words, and you'll need more than just one to show the history of the Mexican-American community in Dallas. Luckily the Dallas Mexican-American Historical League (DMAHL), in collaboration with the Lakewood Library Friends, has amassed dozens of found photos to tell this important story in Los Barrios: The Impact of the Mexican-American Communities on Dallas, 1907-1970. The lecture series and exhibit--on display in the auditorium of the Lakewood Branch of the Dallas Public Library (6121 Worth St.)--will focus on early Mexican-American communities in Dallas. The opening reception takes place from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday and includes speakers from the DMAHL and live music by Juanelo Moa of The Mad Mexicans and Johnny Moa of The True King Band. Additional lectures will be held February 20 and March 13 before the exhibit's closing March 24. Library hours are 12 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. Admission is free. Call 214-670-1671 or visit
Tuesdays-Saturdays. Starts: Feb. 6. Continues through March 24, 2010
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