Changing Faces: Documenting the Immigrant Experience
Minnesota today is more ethnically diverse than at any time in its history. The work of documenting this diversity is challenging, and the Minnesota Historical Society has turned to oral history as a major tool as it reaches out into immigrant communities. The Society has undertaken a continuing succession of projects in cooperation with the Asian Indian, Tibetan, Somali, Hmong, Khmer (Cambodian) and Latino communities, and is working now to ensure that this remarkable collection of stories is available to educators statewide.
James Fogerty is head of documentary programs and director of the Society’s Oral History Office. He will discuss the immigrant oral histories and the challenges and rewards of working to ensure that the stories of these new Minnesotans become part of the state’s historical record.
This class would be useful for students writing papers on recent immigrants, for educators, for other interested in conducting similar projects, and for the general public interested in the history of these communities.
- Tuesday April 7, 6:00-7:30 p.m.
- Cost: $8 for MHS or MGS members; $10 for non-members.
- Location: Deluxe Classroom II in the Minnesota History Center.
- Register online.