Selena Quintanilla was a Texas icon—a beloved, Grammy-winning artist who touched millions in life and continues to inspire people around the world 25 years after her untimely death.
On March 31, 1995, South Texas came to a standstill as the shocking news spread that the hugely popular Tejano singer Selena Quintanilla Perez had been shot and killed in Corpus Christi. Fifteen years later, the people who knew Selena best recall the life and devastating death of a star who touched us all.
When Selena Quintanilla Perez was killed on March 31, Texas mourned—and around the world, the veneration began.
Celebrating Selena and Her Legacy Over the Years
Nathian Shae Rodriguez's class examines how the Tejano star influenced Latinx representation. Read Story