Latinx Georgia Oral History

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Subject

Latinos
Georgia--Local, History
Georgia--Communities

Description

The Latinx Georgia Oral History Project is part of a partnership with the Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies and the Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials (GALEO) to collect and preserve the modern history of Georgia Latinx communities through oral history interviews, organizational records and other collections. Oral histories will be a bilingual collection of first-person, Latinx personal narratives and experiences about life in Georgia.

The use of "Latinx" in this project aims to decenter the gender binary which is often implicit in the use of the male "Latino" and the female equivalent, "Latina." Latinx allows for a more complete representation of the varied voices that make up a community which include non-binary, transgender, and gender noncomforming individuals. Grounded in queer activist efforts and taken up by academia in spaces such as Critical Ethnic Studies, Latinx Studies, and Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies, the use of "Latinx" grounds this oral history project in important contemporary conversations about inclusivity and representation.

Creator

Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies
Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials (GALEO)

Publisher

Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies

Date

2020-ongoing

Identifier

RBRL487LGOH

Coverage

Georgia

Interviews in this Collection (5):

(RBRL487LGOH-001-01)

This interview was recorded remotely.

(RBRL487LGOH-002-01)

This interview was recorded remotely.

(RBRL487LGOH-003)

This interview was recorded remotely.

(RBRL487LGOH-004)

This interview was recorded remotely.

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