Certain days have symbolic meaning for us. They mark historic events that demand our attention —at least for one day out of the year. More than pushing us into the future, these anniversaries invite us to turn around and see where we've been. They speak to the potential power of our actions — how one man, by ringing a bell in protest, can set off a course of events that would win one nation independence.
Today, September 16th, the anniversary of Mexico's independence, people from all over the blogosphere are adding their own voice to commemorate and reflect on this historic milestone. ¡Viva México!
Coverage of Mexico's Independence Day:
- Hundreds of Thousands Party as Mexico Turns 200, NPR
- Drug War Woes Dampen Mexico's Bicentennial Party, NPR
- Music inspired by Mexico's Independence, curated by Felix Contreras, NPR
- Andrés Martinez goes home for El Grito, LA Observed. You can read Martinez's whole piece at Zocalo's website.
- The more colorful aspects of Mexico's history, Tracy Wilkinson, Los Angeles Times
- Photos: Mexican Independence Day celebrations, Los Angeles Times
- On Sept. 16, 1810, Mexicans begin their ultimately successful revolt against Spanish rule, Los Angeles Times
- On 200th birthday, Mexico looks beyond drug war to celebrate its proud history, resilience, Alexandra Olson, Los Angeles Times
- Mexico's Father Miguel Hidalgo, a 'father' in more ways than one, Daniel Hernandez, Los Angeles Times
- Southern California takes part in festivities for Mexico's bicentennial Independence Day, Steve Julian and Nataly Tavidian, KPCC
- 200 people invited to Mexican Independence photo shoot, Adolfo Guzman-Lopez, KPCC
- Los Angeles events for Mexico's Bicentennial
- Mexico Bicentennial Celebration Photos, The Huffington Post
- Mexico's Freedom Trail, Jonathan Kandell, New York Times
- A 1960 newsreel from the 150-year-anniversary of Mexican Independence