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Valley Roots Series Highlights History of Africans in South Texas, Feb. 17


University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) Assoc. Prof. Jamie M. Starling is set to speak at the McAllen Public Library auditorium on Monday, February 17, starting at 7:00 pm. The topic of discussion will be; Africans in South Texas/Rio Grande Valley in the Colonial Period.

Starling's presentation is part of the library's ongoing Valley Roots Series, and will focus on the history of the U.S.- Mexico Borderlands from the Spanish colonial period through the nineteenth century as people of African descent made a living along the Spanish-Mexican frontier of the lower Rio Grande.

The McAllen Public Library is located on 4001 N. 23rd St. Assoc. Prof. Jamie M. Starling, UTRGV specializes in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands from the Spanish colonial period through the 19th century.

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