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Plate 71: Los Cristeros contra la enseñanza en el campo (from the portfolio Estampas de la Revolución Mexicana)

Plate 71: Los Cristeros contra la enseñanza en el campo (from the portfolio Estampas de la Revolución Mexicana)

Translation:Plate 71: Cristeros against Rural Education (from the portfolio Prints of the Mexican Revolution)
Artist: Fernando Castro Pacheco (Mexican, 1918 - 2013)
Publisher: Taller de Gráfica Popular (Mexican, founded 1937)
Date: printed 1947
Medium: linocut
Classification: Graphic
Credit Line: Gift of the Don Pierce Estate, 2015
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Object number: 2015.29.102
Description
Historical text from the accompanying booklet reads as: Con motivo de la reforma Educativa de 1934, los elementos clericales emprendieron una deleznable campaña en contra de los maestros rurales de la República. Muchas escuelas en el campo fueron incendiadas y destruidas y centenares de maestros rurales fueron asesinados por las hordas cristeras. En ocasiones, recurrieron al desorejamiento de los nobles apóstoles del alfabeto. Fue otro delito de lesa patria que se apuntó el clero en su haber. Alberto Morales Jimenez. Translation: In response to the Educational Reform of 1934, the clergy launched a despicable campaign against the country's rural educators. Many rural schools were demolished and hundreds of teachers were murdered by Cristero (Catholic militant) mobs that sometimes resorted to cutting the ears off of the noble promoters of literacy. This was another criminal offense that the clergy had perpetrated against the mother country. Translated by Aída Wester, Intern 2017.
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