San Fernando Cemetery- San Antonio

Background and History of the Project

A Graduate Student at Texas State University, Marta Salazar, is collecting information about Mexican American burial practices in her own family and at San Fernando Cemetery in San Antonio, Texas. She is collecting information on the influence of segregation within San Antonio on the act of grave decorating, as well as studying the influence of restrictive cemetery policy and American popular culture in the creation and adaptation of currently used decorations.