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Dr. Jesus Jesse Esparza is an Assistant Professor of History in the College of Liberal Arts and Behavioral Sciences at Texas Southern University, where he has taught since 2009. His area of expertise is on the history of Latinos in the United States with an emphasis on civil rights activism.  Dr. Esparza is currently working on a manuscript entitled Raza Schools: Latino Educational Autonomy and Activism in Texas, 1920-1980 which offers a multiracial narrative of a Latino-owned school district in west Texas since the end of the First World War through the post-civil rights era.  Dr. Esparza teaches Mexican American, Texas, Civil Rights, and Latin American History.  He received his B.A. and a master’s degree in History from Southwest Texas State University and a Ph.D. in History in 2008 from the University of Houston.