Tejano Tales

  • Episode 1
  • August 14, 2022
  • 43 minutes 26 seconds
An exploration of new research focused on the centuries long struggle of Mexican American people in Texas.


  • John Philip SantosHost
  • John Morán Gonzálezco-founder Refusing to Forget project
  • Sonia Hernándezco-founder Refusing to Forget project
  • Benjamin Johnsonco-founder Refusing to Forget project
  • Monica Muñoz Martínezco-founder Refusing to Forget project
  • Christopher Carmonamember Refusing to Forget project
  • Joshua WilsonUTSA class of 2022
  • Juan TejedaActivist, Educator and Musician
  • Christian MontanoUTSA class of 2021
  • Omar Valerio-JiménezUTSA College of Liberal and Fine Arts Dean for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice, Department of History

Articles & Links

  • Research Guide for people and terms mentioned in episode 1

  • El Corrido de Gregorio Cortez
    Explore the heroic story of Gregorio Cortez, a Mexican man who outran Texas Rangers as well as Karnes and Gonzales county Sheriffs after the death of his brother and the Sheriff that killed him. Explore the ArcGIS Storymap “El Corrido de Gregorio Cortez” and learn about the struggles Tejanos faced while living in 20th century Texas. The Storymap includes historical newspaper articles and ballad stanzas, offering a deeper understanding of how this ordinary man became a Mexican American folk hero.