Few know Cinco de Mayo’s backstory, so I explored it with a foremost scholar on Mexican history.
Cinco de Mayo celebrates one of Mexico’s most legendary skirmishes, the Battle of Puebla. Professor John Hart has written many books on the topic and Mexico. He’s a great storyteller.
This special examines Mexico’s class conflicts as well as the revolutionary history of the date and the meaning of Cinco de Mayo.
Some dated references, as this program was recorded in 2007. I still get lots of requests for it.
Those looking to rebroadcast it can download it from Pacifica’s Audioport or contact me directly.