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SCOTTSBORO BOYS MUSEUM & CULTURAL CENTER OPENING STORIES

The Ledger: "Scottsboro, Ala., Museum Opens to Mark a Shameful Case " http://www.theledger.com/article/20100221/NEWS/2215011


Thursday, May 5, 2011

For the record: Cinco de Mayo is not about independence or Mexico - A U.S. Civil War Connection?

For the record: Cinco de Mayo is not about independence or Mexico  "Sigh. Every year we go through this insanity. Cinco de Mayo is not the Independence Day of Mexico nor is the celebration even really about Mexico! Cinco de Mayo is a Mexican American celebration with an emphasis on the American part." A Civil War connection?  Click on the above link or the link after this sentence for more of the story, by Bella de la Tierra, Senior Correspondent, "MarioWire." http://www.mariowire.com/blog/2011/05/05/cinco-de-mayo-not-independence-mexico/?sms_ss=blogger&at_xt=4dc2bbf27368b5ea%2C0

"In 1862, the United States was in the middle of a civil war. All the South needed was a strong exterior ally and its strengthened cause might have permanently split the United States. A possible exterior ally was closer than Abraham Lincoln liked, as the French Army under Gen. Laurencez was making its way through Mexico." PBS story - http://www.pbs.org/kpbs/theborder/history/timeline/10.html More on Cinco de Mayo from UCLA:  http://www.clnet.ucla.edu/cinco.html

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