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Posted 07/13/2010

A few years back, the Southern Oral History Program recorded a series of interviews with residents of one Durham, NC, community changing because of Latino immigration. North Carolina has the eighth-largest immigrant population in the United States, and immigration has made it among the fastest growing states in the nation. The Southern Oral History Program wanted to use oral history to explore how new immigrants in one community were adjusting to the transition, and how longtime residents were reacting to their new neighbors.Neighborhood Voices chronicles life in Northeast Central Durham before the arrival of Latino immigrants, the experiences of those immigrants, and the challenges the Latino, black, and white communities have faced in trying to find shared space. We hope you enjoy it.

Neighborhood Voices from Southern Oral History Program on Vimeo.