The Historias Initiative collects the living history of Latinos in the United States.
Stories from the Historias Initiative
“I was imagining myself playing the saxophone.”
Gilbert Zermeño tells his wife, Pat Powers-Zermeño, about wanting to join the school band when he was in 6...
“I went as macho as I could be to mask what I was underneath. ”
Alexis Martinez (L) tells her daughter, Lesley Etherly Martinez (R), about being a transgender woman.
“I grew up when that happened.”
Ruben Aguilar tells his friend Bill Luna about his family's deportation as part of the Mexican Repatriation Program in 1933.
“We had to sit in the back of the class.”
Linda Hernandez remembers growing up as one of the few Latinos in Lincoln, Nebraska.
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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:
Coordinator, Latin American and Caribbean Studies Chair, Humanities Department Hostos Community College
Social Affairs Officer, Division for the Advancement of Women at United Nations.
Executive Director, Latino Public Radio Consortium (LPRC)
Associate Professor, University of Texas, University of Texas at Austin
General Manager, 90.5 WRTE, Radio Arte
Reporter, Health, Housing and Immigration 89.3 KPCC, Southern California Public Radio