Chamizal Oral History Project (El Chamizal Proyecto de Historia Oral)
Chamizal Oral History Project:
Redefining Borders, Redefining Home
The project documents the memories of individuals associated or affected by the Chamizal dispute; a century-long, international boundary conflict involving disputed territory in El Paso, Texas and Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua. Oral History interviews with key individuals will enrich Chamizal National Memorial's understanding of its own past while contributing to the historic record by preserving these experiences and making them accessible to researchers and the general public.
For more information, please contact Project Leader Todd Smith at 915-532-7273 ext.131.
El Chamizal Proyecto de Historia Oral:
Para mas informacion por favor contace a el lider de el proyecto Todd Smith al 915-532-7273 ext. 131.
Did You Know?
During the talks that led up to the Chamizal Convention, instead of rendering handshakes, both Presidents Kennedy and Johnson were encouraged to greet their Mexican counterparts with an Abrazo – a customary embrace that is still widely practiced in the Southwest.