The Historias Initiative collects the living history of Latinos in the United States.

Stories from the Historias Initiative

Antero Garcia (R) talks to his former student Roger Alvarez (L) who dropped out during his senior year of high ...
Recorded in Culver City, California
“You remember the first dinner together?”
“I thought it was karma for what I had done. ”
“Me dijiste, 'Tenemos que ir a ver si encontramos algo, a ver por lo menos una foto.'”
“Everybody thought I couldn't get pregnant...”

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About the Historias Initiative

StoryCorps Historias is an initiative to record the diverse stories and life experiences of Latinos in the United States. Sharing these stories celebrates our history, honors our heritage, and captures the true spirit of our community. It will also ensure that the voices of Latinos will be preserved and remembered for generations to come.

Historias is the largest collection of Latino voices ever gathered and is housed at The Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection at the University of Texas at Austin.

There are 2 ways you can participate in StoryCorps Historias:

  • Individuals and families can make a reservation to record stories at one of our recording locations.
  • Organizations, institutions, and companies can become a StoryCorps Historias community partner.

Advisory Group

Carlos Sanabria
Coordinator, Latin American and Caribbean Studies Chair, Humanities Department Hostos Community College

Maria Herminia Graterol
Social Affairs Officer, Division for the Advancement of Women at United Nations.

Florence Hernandez-Ramos
Executive Director, Latino Public Radio Consortium (LPRC)

Maggie Rivas- Rodriguez
Associate Professor, University of Texas, University of Texas at Austin

Sylvia Rivera
General Manager, 90.5 WRTE, Radio Arte

Patricia Nazario
Reporter, Health, Housing and Immigration 89.3 KPCC, Southern California Public Radio

Historias News & Updates

Kimberly Sierra came to StoryCorps Atlanta decked out in 6-inch heels, flowing brown hair, and a proud sash that read "Miss Teen GA Latina." All that was missing was the crown.

Funding for the Historias Initiative Provided by

  • Major Funding Provided By

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  • National Broadcast Sponsors

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  • National Partners

    NPR American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress
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