By Arnoldo Carlos Vento

This paintings probes into the socio-political and cultural environment in South Texas (1915-1992) through facts present in the non-public archival choice of Adela Sloss-Vento; it makes a speciality of her position as an activist, author and civil/human rights pioneer. it is just via this archive that documentation turns into to be had of her participation during this unknown and unpublicized civil rights stream. it's a lifelike portrayal of an exclusionist semi-colonial society that the reader discovers; a Jim Crow form of political and racial life opposed to every person of Mexican descent. It represents Sloss-Vento’s lifelong fight for financial and social equality. Adela Sloss-Vento’s function as a Civil Rights pioneer antedates Dr. Anna Pauline Murray by way of 8 years and Martin Luther King via twenty-eight years. She areas her mark in heritage as a pace-setter, not just for the 1st seminal Mexican-American Civil Rights circulation of Texas however the first girl and voice in an early, if now not the earliest Civil Rights circulation within the United States.

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