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Oral History Project Seeks to Record Experiences of Latino Americans

The KU Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies is partnering with several area groups to launch an oral history collection project in Lawrence and the surrounding area. Danika Swanson with the center says the project is meant to preserve the voices and the stories of an often-marginalized group of people in northeast Kansas.


Recording sessions will take place at the Lawrence Public Library every Friday in April, beginning today (FRI). For more information, or to reserve a recording time, contact Kristin Soper (SOH-pur) at the library or visit the Lawrence library website. For more information on the project in general, visit the KU Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies website, the PBS.org website, and the American Library Association website.

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A national program called "Latino-Americans: 500 Years of History" is working to explore Latino-American history and culture in middle America. The KU Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies is working with the Lawrence Public Library to gather stories of Latinos in THIS area. Danika Swanson is with the center, and says all stories about the Latino experience are welcome...even if you don't think your story is particularly special.


Recording sessions will take place at the Lawrence Public Library every Friday in April, beginning today (FRI). For more information, click on the links above or contact Kristin Soper at the library. The main telephone number there is 785-843-3833. For directions and hours at the Lawrence Public Library, visit the library's website.  

Danika Swanson explains the Latino Americans oral history project:

Danika Swanson talks about the Latino Americans oral history project:

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