Mapping LRGV Civil Rights
The purpose of this online exhibit is to highlight formative events in 20th-century history of civil rights in the lower Rio Grande Valley region of deep south Texas. It is not intended to be a comprehensive review and includes coverage for Cameron, Hidalgo, Starr, and Willacy counties.
The Mapping LRGV Civil Rights exhibit features documented incidents of racial and ethnic segregation, discrimination, violence, lynching, walkouts and lockouts, strikes and protests.
Use the menu to navigate the events, locations, and documentation.
CONTENT WARNING: This exhibit contains images and text may be harmful or difficult to view as it depicts violent and graphic events of historical significance. The materials presented here reflect outdated, biased, offensive, and violent views and opinions due to pervasive systemic intolerance.