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Mexican Revolution discussed through photos

Sep. 25, 2012 @ 12:00 AM

HUNTINGTON - Marshall University students and staff and members of the community got a rare look at the Mexican Revolution through photos that are part of the country's archives.

The event included presentations of the work by Roberto De la Torre and Pilar Melero. They spoke on the works from the Casa Sola Archives that include a collection of photos taken by Juan Rulfo, who also was an esteemed writer in Latin America.

Melero said Monday evening's presentation, sponsored by the Department of Modern Languages as part of Hispanic Heritage Month, is meant to provide historical context to what is the 100th anniversary of the revolution. It took place from 1910 to about 1920.

She also said she wants to reinforce what the woman's true role was, in that they were active and not passive participants in the revolution.

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