Corazón de Dixie: Migration and the Struggle for Rights in the U.S. South and Mexico, 1910–2010
Julie Weise, Assistant Professor, International Studies Program, California State University, Long Beach, and Weatherhead Resident Scholar
Colloquium, SAR Boardroom
Wednesday, November 9, 2011, 12:00–1:00 pm, Free
This presentation chronicles the vibrant transnational world of Mexican migrants in the U.S. The forgotten stories of Mexican merchants and laborers in 1910s–1930s New Orleans, Mexican sharecroppers in the Mississippi Delta during the same period, and “bracero” guest workers in the Arkansas Delta during the 1940s–1960s will be told. These immigrants pushed the Mexican government to challenge the Jim Crow system, with surprising results.