“All They Will Call You” Presentation & Discussion | SF
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California Historical Society | 678 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA
Submitted by the Event Organizer
Join them for a riveting presentation and conversation on award-winning author Tim Z. Hernandez’s new book. The author will present a brief overview of the book followed by a conversation with independent journalist Gabriel Thompson. The event will close with an audience Q&A and a book signing.
All They Will Call You is the harrowing account of “the worst airplane disaster in California’s history,” which claimed the lives of thirty-two passengers, including twenty-eight Mexican citizens-farmworkers who were being deported by the U.S. government. Outraged that media reports omitted only the names of the Mexican passengers, American folk icon Woody Guthrie penned a poem that went on to become one of the most important protest songs of the twentieth century, “Plane Wreck at Los Gatos (Deportee).”