Mystery Video: December 2013


This month’s Mystery Video comes from the home movie collection of San Antonio’s Richard Avena and Linda Wilson. Avena served on the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights in the late 1960s, and many of the family’s home movies document civil rights demonstrations and protests, primarily related to the plight of migrant farmworkers, that took place in Texas. The home movie captures scenes of a Mass held on the grounds of the United Methodist Building in Washington D.C. Due to the nature of the collection and the UFW flags standing to the side of the platform where priests perform the service, we can assume that the Mass was affiliated with an event, strike, or protest. Can you help TAMI identify which civil rights event it was a part of or in which year it was held? Do you recognize any people speaking or in the crowd? Help us identify this important piece of history!

If you think you know the year or the event associated with the Mass in this video, please let us know by leaving your comments on the video page or using our TAMI Tagging system to give us a precise time code for your information. Click on TAMI Tagging and a box will appear for you to enter your descriptive information. Use the Mark Video Segment feature below the video player to add a Begin and End mark to the segment you wish to tag.  Finish by clicking the Tag button.  Because tags and comments are moderated, they will not appear immediately, but information will be updated as soon as possible after receiving your input.

Tell us what you see and check back next month as we continue the mystery video series! Remember, you can always help us to identify details by tagging or commenting on any video page.

Happy TAMI Tagging and commenting!