Welcome to Latino Fort Worth !
This website is a partnership between the City of Fort Worth Human Relations Commission and faculty and students at TCU - Texas Christian University, with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association's Latino Americans: 500 Years of History public programming initiative. The City of Fort Worth was one of 203 grant recipients selected from across the country to host public film screenings, discussion groups, oral history initiatives, local history exhibitions, multi-media projects, and performances about Latino history and culture.
Two parts of the larger grant project are featured on this site. First, Viva Mi Historia! - The Story of Fort Worth Latino Families was coordinated by the Civil Rights in Black and Brown Oral History Project (CRBB) housed at TCU. Under the direction of Dr. Max Krochmal, a team of graduate students conducted over forty new interviews with local Latinos during two oral history collection days in September and October, 2015. This Latino Fort Worth site was created by CRBB research assistant Moisés Acuña-Gurrola, now a Ph.D. student in History at TCU. Gurrola also curated and wrote the six multimedia essays listed on the "Interview Themes" pages: Migration, the Barrios, Schools & Churches, Activism & Public Service, Work & Entrepreneurship, and Arts & Culture (hover over "theme," then click the theme title using the drop-down menu). Finally, Dr. Santiago Piñón of the TCU Department of Religion coordinated Mujeres Poderosas, a series of interviews with strong Latinas in Fort Worth.