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Somerville/Cambridge Latino Community History Project

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The Somerville/Cambridge Latino Community History Project documents the arrival and integration of the Latino community in Somerville and Cambridge, Massachusetts through interviews, recorded oral histories and field research. Tufts undergraduate students in Deborah Pacini Hernandez's Anthropology 183 class Urban Borderlands, working in conjunction with Latino high school students from Somerville's Welcome Project and Cambridge's Ahora program, have been exploring the history and development of Latino communities in the area. Research topics have included: Latino businesses, the role of the church, history of soccer leagues, the role of women as entrepreneurs and community leaders. Students' final reports can be read on line.

View the finding aid for the Somerville/Cambridge Latino Community History Project.