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History of the ’90s podcast: Selena

Singer Selena, pictured in an undated publicity photo.
Singer Selena, pictured in an undated publicity photo. Handout

On this episode of History of the ’90s, host Kathy Kenzora looks at the life and tragic death of a Latina icon who, in her short life, became the bestselling Latin artist of all time.

Mexican-American singing sensation Selena Quintanilla was on the verge of becoming an international superstar when she was gunned down at a Texas motel by her fan club president.

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Twenty-five years after her death, Selena continues to be immortalized by the Latinx community, who look to her as a source of inspiration and hope.

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Guest:

Deborah Paredez, author of Selenidad: Selena, Latinos and the Performance of Memory

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