New Roots / Nuevas Raíces
Developed with the Latino Migration Project in 2007, this growing collection of oral histories focuses on issues related to Latino migration to North Carolina and the formation of Latino communities. Interviews are conducted by LMP staff, UNC faculty, and trained students in courses relating to the topic, including APPLES Global Course Guanajuato. In-depth interviews in this collection are in Spanish or English and include immigrants, U.S.-born second generations, professionals who work with immigrants, policy-makers, religious leaders, educators, students, and local business owners.
In 2014, the National Endowment for the Humanities generously awarded the Latino Migration Project, the Southern Oral History Program, and the University Libraries at UNC-Chapel Hill $240,000 for this collaborative initiative to make the New Roots collection accessible to new regional, national and global public constituencies, particularly within Spanish-speaking Latino and Latin American communities.