Monthly Archives: October 2010

Team Martinez visits Ellis Island, New York City, 2006 (photographs)

Approximately, one in seven Americans can trace an immediate ancestor to Ellis Island on their journey of Immigration to America, including my grandmother, Genevieve Meneger – Garza. My maternal grandmother, Genevieve, 2nd from right, pictured with her siblings from France.   Genevieve’s … Continue reading

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President Truman Announces the Dropping the Atomic Bomb, 1945 (primary source audio recording)

Dropping of Atomic Bomb 1945   30 minutes     President Harry S. Truman describes the results of the Potsdam Conference and announces the dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan.

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Recollections of Slavery in America, 1935 (primary source audio recording)

Recollections of Slavery  21 minutes     Memories of two former slaves from the 1860s as recorded by the Works Projects Administration (WPA) for the Slave Narratives Projects, from everyday activities to their emancipation.

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Lady Bird Johnson’s Account of the Kennedy Assassination, 1963 (primary source audio recording)

01 – Various Artists – Lady Bird Johnson’s Account Of The Kennedy Assasination (1963) 02 – Various Artists – Lady Bird Johnson’s Account Of The Kennedy Assasination Part 2 (1963)  17 minutes     A dramatic and moving audio diary entry from … Continue reading

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Thomas Alva Edison on the Future of Electricity, 1908 (primary source audio recording)

01 – Various Artists – Thomas Alva Edison On The Future Of Electricity (1908)  2 minutes   Thomas Edison speaks on the speed and ingenuity of science in revolutionizing civilization. He urges his successors,”…to rise to the height of their … Continue reading

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My Spiritual Message by Mahatma Gandhi, 1925 (primary source audio recording)

04 – Various Artists – My Spiritual Message – Mahatma Gandhi (1925)  5 minutes   Mahatma Gandhi speaks on his discovery and eventual conversion to the idea of a law of truth and love the governs all life yet cannot be … Continue reading

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Golf Team 2009 -2010

      2010 District Girls Golf Team: Captain Jackie Adame, Melissa Alvarez, Grace Seward, Ana Ponce (not pictured Vanessa Hernandez). 2010 District Boys Team: John Gaytan, Captain Jonathan Villa, Tom Stewart, David Gomez, and Sergio Walle.                                                 Melissa Alvarez & Coach Martinez       … Continue reading

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