Images of Valor: U.S. Latinos of World War II, Then and Now was an interpretive photographic exhibit, sponsored, in part by a grant from Humanities Texas. It was displayed on the UT campus in conjunction with the theatrical production, Voices of Valor, inspired by the U.S. Latino & Latina WWII Oral History Project. This photo exhibit represented the themes and issues that have emerged in interviews.
Images of Valor: U.S. Latinos of World War II, Then and Now provided a historical overview of U.S. Latino participation in WWII both on the homefront as well as overseas. It used photographs from the Project's own archives, as well as contemporary photographs by Tino Mauricio, a photojournalism graduate student who worked for the project. Anthropology graduate student Brenda Sendejo was charged with heading the effort; design work was provided by Missy DiPiero-D'Sa; and outside review was provided by graphic designer Goyo Amaro, of Hanover, N.H.
In addition to providing a historical retrospective of men and women's experiences during the WWII period and their thoughts on various aspects of that significant time in American history, interview quotations will also offer insight into their thoughts on American society, politics and the place of Latinos today.
Images of Valor is currently available through Humanities Texas' traveling exhibits program. Please contact Humanities Texas at http://www.humanitiestexas.org/.