Voices for Justice: The Enduring Legacy of the Latino Press in the United States
October 19 - December 4, 2009
Multicultural Reading Area, Harrington Learning Commons, Sobrato Technology Center and Orradre Library, Second Floor
Voices for Justice is a project to acknowledge and honor the 200-year legacy of Latino journalism in the United States. The story begins on September 7, 1808, with the founding of El Misisipi in New Orleans. It was the first newspaper by and for Spanish-speaking people in the U.S. El Misisipi set the stage for the thousands of publications, broadcast, and Internet news outlets currently serving Latinos. Countless innovative publishing pioneers and courageous journalists followed. The Voices for Justice project strives to make their story known through a one-year national bicentennial campaign.
The University Library has recently purchased the rights to access Hispanic American Newspapers, 1808-1980, a database of hundreds of Hispanic American newspapers published from 22 states. Many newspapers are bilingual.
Co-sponsored by the University Council on Inclusive Excellence and the University Library.