Latino Oral History Project /RILatino Arts Awarded Competative NEH Grant


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Rhode Island Latino Arts • Latino Oral History Project, in partnership with Rhode Island Council for the Humanities has been selected to receive a competitive Latino Americans: 500 Years of History (LA500) grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the American Library Association (ALA).


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Café Recuerdos – Featuring RI Latino Pioneers

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We have just completed a traveling art installation that will feature the stories of Latin American immigrants in Rhode Island based on the Latino Oral History Project of RI.

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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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Can you identify ... ?


IIRI w Gov Chafee 06-13-1965
This photo from the archives of the International Institute of RI was taken on June 13, 1965.

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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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History made in Central Falls


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THE PROVIDENCE JOURNAL/BOB THAYER
James A. Diossa, right, celebrates his win in Tuesday’s Central Falls mayoral election with a hug from campaign worker Bernardo Chamorro.

For Diossa, chance to open new door

On his first visit to mayor’s office, he talks about the need for cooperation and change in Central Falls

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Looking for Cuban Rhode Islanders ...

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We are looking for stories from Cuban individuals who immigrated to Rhode Island in the 1960s ...

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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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The way my Abuela made it ...

Sabor Latino 2014 (2)

What Latino food or ingredient do you have a difficult time finding in Rhode Island or New England, and what dish do you miss the way it was prepared in your home country? What do you do to satisfy that hunger for your favorite foods?

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Latino festivals in Rhode Island ...

Hispanic Festival-1986



We are looking for stories and photographs from people who attended this and other festivals at the Temple to Music through the years...

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Add your story ...


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The Latino Oral History Project of Rhode Island would like to offer you, as a Rhode Island Latino, an opportunity to share a story and submit it to this project. We are looking for any excerpts that capture when, why and how you immigrated to the U.S. and then to Rhode Island. Use this Blog to send us your excerpts.

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