The Museum of South Texas History will host the first-ever Sunday Speaker Series Online presentation, “Bandits by the Border: The Mexican Revolution in the Rio Grande Valley,” with Gabriel Ozuna on Facebook Live May 17 at 2 p.m.

This presentation will cover the historical conditions in the Rio Grande Valley that led to the “Bandit Wars,” a term historically used to define this era, of the 1910s and its immediate aftermath. From 1910 to 1921, the Mexican Revolution proved to be a period of violence across Mexico, which even impacted the Rio Grande Valley population.

Participate in the discussion by visiting at 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 17. The presentation will also be recorded and, afterward, found at and the museum’s Facebook page.

Ozuna, a graduate of Yale University, wrote a history thesis on the Mexican Revolution’s cultural and social impacts on the Rio Grande Valley. Since 2018, he has been involved with the local Rio Grande Valley history community. He is currently a graduate student at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.

This program is made possible by the generous support from the Carmen C. Guerra Endowment. Mrs. Guerra was committed to educational causes in the Rio Grande Valley. This named endowment was created by her family to honor her memory and to continue providing educational opportunities for the community.