Thursday, September 16, 2010

Grito de Dolores, 200 Years -- September 16, 2010

A portrait of Don Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, the Mexican priest whose Grito de Dolores led to the birth of the Mexican indepence movement, 200 years ago today. It doesn't seem that long since the US bicentennial. The image is from the 16-September-1901 San Francisco Call. The President of Mexico raises a version of the cry every year:

“Viva México! Viva la Independencia! Vivan los héroes!”

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