Joint Session with the Texas Catholic Historical Society – Nuestro Kennedy: The JFK Assassination in Mexican-American and Mexican Catholicism

When 9:00 AM Saturday, March 4, 2023

Session Chair Matthew Butler, The University of Texas at Austin

Presentations by Gabriela Perez, “Catholic Dimensions: John F. Kennedy Corridos as a Site of Mourning and Memory-Making among Mexican Americans in Texas,” University of California at Los Angeles; Maggie Elmore, "Presidential Martyr: How Kennedy’s Death Created New Political Realities For Mexican American Catholics,” Sam Houston State University; Matthew Butler, “‘History Bleeds Again’: Why Mexican Catholics Cried for JFK," University of Texas at Austin