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Romeo Guzmán

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Romeo Guzmán is an assistant professor at Fresno State, where he directs The Valley Public History Initiative: Preserving our Stories. He received his PhD in Latin American history at Columbia University. A native of the San Gabriel Valley, Guzmán is the co-founder of the South El Monte Arts Posse.

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Germán Valdés "Tin Tan" as a pachuco (featured)
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Mexico’s Most Celebrated Pachuco: Tin Tan

He wasn't the first Mexican comedian to perform as a zoot suiter, but Germán Valdés — better known as "Tin Tan" — is Mexico’s most famous pachuco.
Juan Sanchez
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Migrant Dreams and Soccer Journeys

If life is like soccer, then its many lessons are to be found in the journey as well its destination, especially for Juan Sanchez, who grew up in the working class neighborhoods of the San Gabriel Valley.
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In Search of Buried Histories in El Monte and South El Monte

Armed with a desire to insert the voices of Mexican migrant families into the official narrative, we set out to construct an archive for and with the communities of South El Monte and El Monte.
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My Father's Charreria, My Rodeo

After his father's death, a belt buckle became the most significant object linking Romeo Guzmán to his father's past as a rodeo rider and Mexican migrant.
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