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¡Viva Mi Historia! The Story of Fort Worth Families

Saturday, Sept. 26, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Hazel Harvey Peace Center for Neighborhoods.
Saturday, Oct. 17, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. tentatively scheduled at North Side High School

¡Viva Mi Historia! The Story of Fort Worth Families gives a voice to the diverse Latino community of FortWorth by providing a platform to tell and preserve their stories for future generations. Historians want to interview those with stories of the leadership that led to the formation of the Latino Community in Fort Worth. Interviews will cover stories of family, migration, identity, culture, labor, religion and activism.

Graduate students from Texas Christian University’s History Department and the Civil Rights in Black and Brown Oral History Project, under the direction of Dr. Max Krochmal, will conduct interviews with Latino Fort Worth community members to record their oral history. Their work will chronicle significant development, achievements and milestones in the Latino community and it influence and impact on the City. This event is one of two collection days that will be used to help identify documents that will help create a Latino American Archives at the Fort Worth Library.

The oral history collection will take place during two family- friendly, multi-generational community fairs — one on the North Side and one of the South Side. In N Out Burgers is providing complimentary burger meals at the event and there will be a free screening of the animated film Book of Life as well as exhibitors representing Latino organizations in the community.

To learn more about participating in the Oral History Project and the creation of a Latino American Archives at the Fort Worth Library and to schedule an appointment during one of our event days, call 817-392-8434 or send an email to Linda Tuggle.

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