Using history to build community, we explore the New South from the end of the Civil War to today through powerful exhibits, programs and dialogue. Our blog is an extension of the programs and exhibits we provide to the Charlotte community and beyond.
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
The New South Latino community.
This week, for the Summer Virtual Series, we will be looking at the Latino community that is rapidly growing in the South. For the last two decades, more and more Latino immigrants are coming to the South and with them their cultures and traditions. From religion, family, food, and friends, the Latin American community shows that strong roots will never change. Keeping their traditions alive, Latinos practice their own forms of them and incorporate Southern customs, as well. Southern states have accommodated the growing number of immigrants in a variety of ways, such as Latin women's associations, Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and Latino Immigration Studies, among others. These groups help new immigrants settle into their new lives in the South.
This week, the image focuses on the standing traditions that keep the Latino community alive. Stay posted for the next blog!