Dr. Frank de la Teja from Texas State University will speak about “The Spanish Colonial Background of America’s Latino Population” at 7 p.m. March 29 at the Mathematics-Computer Science Building, Room 100, 2200 Dena Drive.
De la Teja’s lecture is part of the continuing “Latino Americans”500 Years of History,” series hosted by Angelo State University. The lecture is free and open to the public.
He is the Jerome H. and Catherine E. Supple professor of southwest studies, regents’ professor of history and the director for the Center for the Study of the Southwest at Texas State University. He has published works of Spenish, Mexican and Republic-era Texas. His most recent works were published by the Texas A&M University Press and University of Oklahoma Press in 2016.
De la Teja serves on the board of Humanities Texas and on the San Jacinto Museum of History advisory board.
The year-long Latino American series is presented by ASU’s Department of History and the Porter Henderson Library and made possible through a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association.