Edited by Max Krochmal and Moisés Acuña-Gurrola
In partnership with the City of Fort Worth Human Relations Unit, the Fort Worth Library, and numerous community partners, a team of researchers with the Civil Rights in Black and Brown Oral History Project at Texas Christian University interviewed dozens of local Latino/a residents at a pair of community events in Fall 2015. The project aimed to collect and curate an inclusive history of Latino Fort Worth told from the perspective of the residents who lived it. Funded by a National Endowment for the Humanities & American Library Association programming grant, it contributed to Latino Americans: 500 Years of History, a year of public history events surrounding the PBS documentary series.
For Cesar Chavez Day in March, 2016, we created six thematic multi-media essays, each of which feature many different narrators telling their own stories, along with interpretive text written by Moisés Acuña-Gurrola. Click on the each theme below to experience Latino Fort Worth, or click here for more information about the Viva Mi Historia project.