News Category: 2021

New Pandemic Oral Histories Available on the ROHA Website

Sept. 29, 2021

This story first appeared in History Alive. An excerpt can be viewed below. To read or listen to the full story click here.

U.S. Latinos and the anguish COVID leaves behind

Sept. 28, 2021

This story first appeared on AXIOS. An excerpt can be viewed below. To read or listen to the full story click here.

The pandemic disproportionately hit people of color in the U.S., and among them, younger Latinos were those most likely to die from the coronavirus.

A new exhibit about U.S. Latinos, Latinas in World War II to open in Palacios

Sept. 19, 2021

This story first appeared on Crossroads Today. An excerpt can be viewed below. To read or listen to the full story click here.

PALACIOS, Texas – On September 28, a new exhibit called “Images of Valor: U.S. Latinos and Latinas in World War II” is coming to Palacios, City by the Sea Museum.

How Little Joe Hernández Discovered Latinismo And Became King Of The Brown Sound

Sept. 17, 2021

This story first appeared on Texas Standard. An excerpt can be viewed below. To read or listen to the full story click here.

The Voces Oral History Center: A Mission to Preserve Hispanic Heritage

Sept. 1, 2021

This story first appeared in Hispanic Outlook on Education Magazine. An excerpt can be viewed below. To read the full story click here.

Collecting Pandemic Stories From Latinx Iowans

June 9, 2021

This story first appeared on Iowa Public Radio. An excerpt can be viewed below. To read or listen to the full story click here.

An oral history partnership has an Iowa State student collecting the stories of Latino/a Iowa and their experience of the pandemic.

'Our Stories Are Shared Stories:' Project To Archive Latino COVID History

June 7, 2021

This story first appeared on Iowa Public Radio. An excerpt can be viewed below. To read or listen to the full story click here.

A statewide project, 'Voces of a Pandemic,' has launched in an effort to record and archive Latino experiences in Iowa as the COVID-19 pandemic subsides.

A Zapata Man’s Legacy Lives On, 70 Years After His Death In The Air Force

May 27, 2021

This story first appeared on Texas Standard. An excerpt can be viewed below. To read or listen to the full story click here.

His 1951 high school yearbook describes Abel René Ramirez as “kind … hard-studying … friendly attitude.” He stares back at the camera with a shy smile.

After A Year Of Playing Funerals, These Mariachis Are Ready To Serenade Moms This Weekend

May 7, 2021

This story first appeared on Texas Standard. An excerpt can be viewed below. To read or listen to the full story click here.

UTRGV project preserves stories of Latinos affected by COVID-19 pandemic

May 6, 2021

This story first appeared on KRGV. An excerpt can be viewed below. To read or watch to the full story click here.

UTRGV is preserving the stories of Latinos who were impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic in the Rio Grande Valley with a project called ‘Voces of a Pandemic’.