Slideshow: El Pasoan Cindy A. Medina with bust of Abraham Lincoln at the El Paso Museum of Art, museum logo, and logo of the University of Texas at El Paso
There’s some important history involving Texas and Abraham Lincoln, especially around El Paso. That’s part of the reason people in El Paso are interested in the book Abraham Lincoln and Mexico, which reveals neglected details about Lincoln’s support for Benito Juárez while Juárez was exiled to the El Paso area during the French monarchy imposed by Napoleon III.
One person very interested in the Lincoln connection is Cindy A. Medina, a native El Pasoan, whose passion for history and admiration for the book led her to share posts about the book on social media beginning in 2016. That turned into an opportunity to be part of the Lincoln and Mexico Project (LAMP) in January 2017 as a book promoter & social media representative. If you’re interested in helping LAMP in your area, just post a visitor comment on the blog or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll contact you.
During January, Medina began arranging meetings with community leaders in El Paso to discuss Lincoln’s legacy, and presented the book to Claudia A. Rivers, Head of Special Collections at the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP). Other meetings are planned with the Mexican consulate in El Paso and with elected public officials.
Medina is a Professional Genealogist, New Spain/Mexico Historical Researcher, Independent Scholar, Blogger on FB for Embajadores de la Genealogia Mexicana & Genealogy512Chick. She’s also the author of IDG’s-In-depth Genealogist upcoming monthly column, “From Maize to Mestizo.” And she’s a proud graduate of El Paso High School ’93, UTEP, NMSU, and the University of Phoenix-Santa Teresa Campus in New Mexico. She splits her time between El Paso, and Austin.
You can learn about her and follow her on Facebook (www.facebook.com/cindymedina5 12). When she’s not researching, she knits and blogs about it! Welcome to the project, Cindy!