Speakers/Chautauqua Catalog

Name Mr. Gabriel Sahd
Email aztechom@yahoo.com
Phone 505/298-0316
Address 9804 Aztec NE
Albuquerque, NM  87111
US
Biographical Info Gabriel Sahd, born in Los Cerrillos, NM, to Lebanese parents, dedicated his career to education. Now retired, he keeps busy with acting and various arts.
Program Title ABE LINCOLN: The Making of a President
Character Name Abraham Lincoln
 
Program Description Abraham Lincoln reminisces on his life, from the time of his birth until he was elected President of the United States. He experienced many tribulations as his family moved from frontier farm to frontier farm in the mid-west. As a young adult, he settled in New Salem, Illinois, penniless. He struggled to earn his livelihood, going from job to job. Soon, though, he entered politics and became a state legislator. In that position, he gained fame as a politician and a lawyer, not only within his state, but also at the national level, going on to lead the country during one of its most challenging times.
Series American Icons
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Program Title JOSÉ AARÓN LIBRADO GURULÉ: The Story of a Peón in New Mexico
Character Name José Aarón Librado Gurulé
 
Program Description José Librado Gurulé, a 16-year-old peon from Placitas, became a wool drover for a wealthy patron of Bernalillo in an 1867 expedition from Santa Fe to Kansas City. His back-breaking labor, the hunger, danger and servitude, bring to light the horrors of peonage.
Series New Mexico History and Cultures
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Program Title OSCAR HUBER: A Young Man Becomes Owner of a Madrid, a Coal Mining Town (1919-1954)
Character Name Oscar Huber
 
Program Description Hired by George A.Kaseman as Superintendent of Madrid coal mines, Oscar Huber was given free reign to operate. With little preparation for this role, he became a superb executive, far-sighted and talented. He loved beauty, justice, people and progress. Because of his leadership, Madrid coal mining production increased tremendously, bringing economic and social prosperity to the residents of Madrid. The town became world famous for its Fourth of July and Christmas celebrations.
Series New Mexico History and Cultures
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