The Avena-Wilson Collection

Home movie collection of Linda Wilson and Richard Avena, a former member of the U.S. Civil Rights Commission. The collection documents family life and the couple’s participation in the civil rights movement, primarily in South Texas.

 

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The Avena-Wilson Collection, no. 4 - Laredo-Nuevo Laredo (1968)
Home movie scenes of the Texas-Mexico border in Laredo in Nuevo Laredo
The Avena-Wilson Collection, no. 9 - Farmworkers Mass (c.1968)
Home movie scenes of a Catholic Mass held in Washington D.C. circa 1968 for the the D.C. Huelga Committee
The Avena-Wilson Collection, no. 8 - MAYO in Del Rio (1969)
Home movie scenes of a demonstration organized by Chicano organization MAYO in Del Rio, Texas in March of...
The Avena-Wilson Collection, no. 7 - Senators Yarborough and Mondale, Cesar Chavez (1969)
Home movie scenes of Senators Yarborough and Mondale in Edinburg, TX and Cesar Chavez at the Avena home
The Avena-Wilson Collection, no. 3 - La Raza Unida State Convention October 1971
Home movie scenes of the state convention of La Raza Unida Party in San Antonio in October 1971
The Avena-Wilson Collection, no. 6 - Senators Yarborough and Mondale Visit the Valley (1969)
Home movie scenes of Senators Ralph Yarborough and Walter Mondale visiting the Rio Grande Valley in Novem...
The Avena-Wilson Collection, no. 2 - La Raza March in San Antonio
Home movie scenes of the Avena children and a march in San Antonio for La Raza Unida
The Avena-Wilson Collection, no. 5 - Presidents LBJ and Diaz Ordaz in El Paso (1967)
Home movie scenes of President Lyndon B. Johnson and Mexican President Gustavo Diaz Ordaz in El Paso in 1967
The Avena-Wilson Collection, no. 14 - School Walkout in Kingsville (c.1969)
Home movie scenes of a Chicano protest rally in Kingsville c.1969 and Rebecca Avena swimming
The Avena-Wilson Collection, no. 13 - Hubert Humphrey Rally in San Antonio (1968)
Home movie scenes of a 1968 Humphrey-Muskie presidential campaign rally in San Antonio
The Avena-Wilson Collection, no. 1 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Funeral Procession (1968)
Home movie scenes of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s funeral procession in Atlanta, Georgia on April 9, 1968
The Avena-Wilson Collection, no. 12 - UFWOC Rally (c.1973)
Home movie scenes of a UFWOC rally in Rio Grande City, Texas circa 1973
The Avena-Wilson Collection, no. 11 - MAYO March for Alfonso Flores (1971)
Home movie scenes of a MAYO march in Pharr, Texas to memorialize Pharr Police Riot victim Alfonso Laredo ...
The Avena-Wilson Collection, no. 10 - Alfonso Laredo Flores Funeral (1971)
Home movie scenes of the funeral service for Pharr Police Riot victim Alfonso Laredo Flores in 1971