"Images of Valor" is a traveling exhibit containing photographs and oral history about the contributions made by Latinos during WWII. In addition to historical photographs from the project’s archives, "Images of Valor" incorporates contemporary photographs of men and women of the WWII generation by photojournalist Valentino Mauricio. The exhibit focuses on individual stories that reveal larger themes, such as citizenship and civil rights, and features excerpts from the more than 500 oral history interviews that were part of the project.
The exhibit is made possible by a We the People grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The twelve-panel exhibit was created by the U.S. Latino and Latina WWII Oral History Project with additional help from the School of Journalism, Center for Mexican American Studies, and the University of Texas at Austin.
The event will be sponsored by the Blanco Library and Blanco Pioneer Museum. The WWII program is slated to go on from mid-March through the end of April and will be carried out at both the Blanco Pioneer Museum as well as the library. Be part of the exhibit by bringing a photo of your loved one who served. The library is asking for 8x10 photos to be hung along with a card identifying the veteran, his military branch, years of service, and theater of operation. The library will be hosting speakers and roundtable discussions among area veterans.
Keep watching the Blanco County News for more details as the exhibition dates draw near or go to the library website and check it out.