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Upcoming event: New Roots Oral History


You are invited to the Launch Celebration of New Roots/ Nuevas Raíces!

June 4, 2014 * 4:30 pm on the Rooftop of the Fed Ex Global Education Center

301 Pittsboro St, Chapel Hill, NC 27516

Join us for a celebratory launch of “New Roots: Improving Global Access of Latino Oral Histories.” This NEH-funded project is a collaborative initiative of the Latino Migration Project, The Southern Oral History Program and the University Libraries.

New Roots was established in 2007 to document demographic transformations in the U.S. South with stories of migration, settlement and integration in North Carolina. Read more at

This growing collection of oral histories focuses on issues related to Latino migration to North Carolina and the formation of Latino communities.  Interviews are conducted by LMP staff, UNC faculty and trained students in courses relating to the topic, including APPLES Global Course Guanajuato, which began conducting interviews in 2007.  In-depth interviews in this collection are in Spanish or English and include immigrants, U.S.-born second generations, professionals who work with immigrants, policy-makers, religious leaders, educators, students, and local business owners. Our partners in the Southern Oral History Program and Wilson Library assist with digitization, catalogue, and preservation of audio recordings and transcripts.

RSVP by May 28 to Hannah Gill,