"Latino Americans: 500 Years of History is a public programming initiative designed for organizations that seek to facilitate informed discussions and foster understanding of local histories in regional, national and international contexts.
The Fort Worth Human Relations Commission was one of 203 grant recipients selected from across the country to receive a competitive grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association to hold public programming — such as public film screenings, discussion groups, oral history initiatives, local history exhibitions, multi-media projects or performances — about Latino history and culture."
Over two days in September and October 2015, I conducted more than ten interviews with Fort Worth residents as part of the Viva Mi Historia: The Story of Fort Worth Families oral history project. Under the direction of TCU Assistant Professor of History, Max Krochmal, Viva Mi Historia hired a team of graduate students from surrounding universities and collected nearly forty-five testimonies from local activists, veterans, entrepreneurs, and educators. Now those interviews and stories can be viewed on the oral history project website called Latino Fort Worth.