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In Honoring the Virgin Mary, An Intersection of Identity and Culture

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Recently, about 200 people joined the annual procession though Durham honoring La Virgen de Guadalupe, the Virgin Mary. The procession highlights the mixing of Catholicism and indigenous belief and of American and Mexican culture. In the essay, the author remembers living in San Antonio and compares the culture of acceptance toward Latinos versus her observation of animosity toward Latinos in North Carolina. The history of the holiday, Latino culture, and Latinos is America is discussed.
Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 26 Issue 50, December 2009, p9