Our Project Director and her new book featured in the Providence Journal!

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Marta V. Martínez, head of Rhode Island Latino Arts, has written "Latino History in Rhode Island: Nuestras Raices," which grew out of an oral history project she started in 1991.



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RI Latino History is now a book

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A hard copy of this oral history? Yes, absolutely!


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May 20 is Cuban Independence Day

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On May 20, 1902 Tomas Estrada Palma took office as Cuba’s first President, elected by the people in fair and free elections. To many Cuban Americans this date commemorates the beginning of Cuba’s sovereignty.

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Got Coffee Cans?


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Do you drink Café Bustelo? Do you know anyone who does? We are collecting 10 oz. cans for an upcoming art exhibit related to the collection of our Cuban Stories project.

Contact us if you can donate. EMPTY cans only, please!

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Love Letters from Latin America …

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We are interested in reading and getting copies of any letters that were exchanged between immigrants who moved to Rhode Island at any time in their lives and a family members, friend or colleague back home.


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Can you identify any of these individuals?

The photo below is of the RI Hispanic Political Action Committee (HPAC) ...

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L-R (back row): Marcos Rico -- Julio Filomeno(??) -- Unknown

Rosario Peña -- Luis Astudillo -- Unknown

(front row) Juán Francisco -- Victor Mendóza -- Millie López -- Unknown -- Elida Araujo

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My memories of seeing snow for the first time ...

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How did you feel when you first saw snow?

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The Cuban Story in RI Unfolds ...

Tessie Salabert

Tessie Salabert, 2013

We are currently focusing on collecting stories of Cubans and writing a general history of Cubans in New England. We recently conducted an interview with Tessie Salabert, who came to the U.S. from Cuba in 1961.

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