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[Personal narrative describing development of an anti-oppressive curriculum for Cinco de Mayo in a teacher education course.]


NOTICE: This is version of a work that was published online in the If We Knew Our History Series, part of Teaching A People's History by the Zinn Education Project. The online version includes several internal links and the inclusion of images related to the article that are not included in this version. The definitive version was published as:

Hofmann, Sudie (2012) "Rethinking Cinco de Mayo." Teaching A People's History. Available online at

This version is published with the generous permission of the Zinn Education Project.

A slightly modified version of this articles also appeared as "Rethinking El Cinco De Mayo," a blog post on De Colores: The Raza Experience in Books for Children, on 7 May 2013.



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