Remembering Selena

April 16, 1971 - March 31, 1995

By Erica Hernandez - Digital Journalist

SAN ANTONIO - It's a legacy that has spanned over two decades and shows no signs of going away.

March 31, 2015, marks 20 years since Selena was killed by her fan club president Yolanda Saldivar.

Her fans today have not forgotten her and still listen to her music.

"Her music is always going to live, always going to live in our hearts," said Seguin resident, Jason Rubio

University of Texas Professor and author, Deborah Paredez, wrote a book about the affects seen throughout the Latino community after Selena died.

In "Selenidad: Selena, Latinos, and the Performance of Memory," Paredez writes that Selena was a persona that was aspiring and many were able to relate to her.

"She also simultaneoulsy projected a persona that was very grounded in what she considered to be her roots," said Paredez.

 

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