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Dr. Jesse Esparza — Texas Southern University

"I received my 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."

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 Race Schools: Latino, Asian, and Black Educational Autonomy and Activism in Texas, 1920-1980 which offers a multiracial narrative of Latino, Asian, and African American-owned schools in Texas since the end of World War I through the post-civil rights era. Dr. Esparza teaches both halves of U.S. History, Mexican American History, Texas History, classes on Civil Rights History, and Latin American History as well. Dr. Esparza 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.

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