Pancho Villa: Hero, Popular Symbol and Commercial Product: Discussion Panel Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the Columbus Raid


Thu, 03/10/2016 - 11:00

This academic discussion panel, presented by the Center for Mexican American Studies, weaves together three common visions surrounding legendary Francisco “Pancho” Villa and the transcendence of his image as an icon of the Mexican revolution. From understanding his rise as a revolutionary celebrity during the 1910s to his ongoing presence through manifestations of popular culture, each panelist provides their unique perspective on why Villa continues to permeate our daily lives. This panel will explore why Villa remains to this day one of the most widely discussed and controversial figures of the twentieth century in both Mexico and the United States.


The panelist are: Guadalupe Villa, Professor and Researcher from the Instituto de Investigaciones Dr. José María Luis Mora, (Francisco Villa’s granddaughter); William H. Beezley. Professor, Department of History, University of Arizona; Marco Macías, PhD Candidate of History, Department of History, University of Arizona.


The event will be held Thursday, March 10th at 11am in the Special Collections Reading Room in the UA Main Library


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