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Tuesday Morning Beat – “The 1917 El Paso Bath Riots”

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Host Maree McHugh  interviews  writer/author Meagan O’Toole Pitts and artist/illustrator  Ashton Kayleigh about the newly published children’s book about the 1917 El Paso Bath Riots. entitled “Carmelita”. The story tells of the heroic young woman Carmelita Torres  who protested forced disinfection of Mexican people  crossing the Santé Fe bridge to work in El Paso.  The book is written in English and Spanish languages.

O’Toole Pitts discusses the political influences and racist practices of the times in El Paso. Thank you for listening to this fascinating  and important historical event.

Written by: GMCR KURU 89.1 FM

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