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New Roots/Nuevas Raíces Program Reception and Launch


Thank you to the over 90 community members who came to celebrate the launch of the New Roots / Nuevas Raíces Latino oral history collection. This bilingual collection of interviews, transcribed in both Spanish and English, focuses on Latino/a migration and the formation of new communities throughout the South.

Featuring the voices of students, workers, and activists, this collection brings home the challenges faced by recent immigrants as well as their children and grandchildren. The program included a brief video which documented the project’s evolution, followed by comments from library archivists and community partners. The reception featured music by Charanga Carolina and held listening stations where guests could experience interviews first-hand.