Latino Heritage Live Tour: All They Will Call You

Award winning author, Tim Z. Hernandez, offers an engaging presentation based on his new book, All They Will Call You, about the lives lost in the 1948 plane crash that inspired the Woody Guthrie song, "Deportees (Plane Crash at Los Gatos)." Luis Alberto Urrea, author of The Devil's Highway, said about the book, "Tim Z. Hernandez is the real thing. This epic, tragic story is finally being told, and it is in the best possible hands."

All They Will Call You: Finding Woody Guthrie's Deportees

On Jan 28, 1948, as 28 Mexican citizens were being deported from Oakland, California, to the Mexico border, the government-chartered plane crashed and killed everyone aboard, including the crew and immigration officer.

At the time, popular media mentioned the names of the American crew but omitted the names of the Mexican passengers, who were eventually  buried in an unmarked grave in Fresno, California. Guthrie wrote his now famous song, Deportee (Plane Wreck at Los Gatos), to commemorate the Mexican passengers who died that day. The song has since been recorded by numerous artists, including Willie Nelson, Bob Dylan, Pete Seeger, Joan Baez, Dolly Parton, Bruce Springsteen and many others.

Tim Z. Hernandez spent years locating and interviewing family members of the passengers and eyewitnesses. His lively and thought-provoking presentation sheds light on the totality of the incident, and puts names and faces to the human lives directly effected by the historical omission.

The program also includes guest musician Daniel Grandbois and Q & A with the author.

All They Will Call You Tour Schedule

Monday, October 2, 2017, 2 p.m.
Pueblo Community College
Fortino Ballroom, Student Center 201
900 West Orman, Avenue, Pueblo, CO  81004

Monday, October 2, 2017, 7 p.m.
Robert Hoag Rawlings Library
Ryals Room, 4th Floor
100 East Abriendo Avenue, Pueblo, CO  81004

Tuesday, October 3, 2017, 12 p.m.
Otero Junior College
Learning Commons
1802 Colorado Avenue, La Junta, CO  81050

Tuesday, October 3, 2017, 7 p.m.
Lamar Public Library
102 East Parmenter Street, Lamar, CO  81052

Wednesday, October 4, 2017, 12 p.m.
Trinidad Junior College
Pioneer Room 
600 Prospect Street, Trinidad, CO  81082

Wednesday, October 4, 2017, 6 p.m.
Community College of Aurora
Fine Arts Building F100
16000 Center Tech Parkway, Aurora, CO  80011

Thursday, October 5, 2017, 12 p.m.
Aims Community College
Allied Health Center 020
5401 West 20th Street, Greeley, CO  80634

Thursday, October 5, 2017, 6 p.m.
Arapahoe Community College
Half Moon M1800
5900 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton, CO  80160