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Centro’s oral history team has video recorded the stories of more than 60 of the over 100 leaders who participated in Centro’s 100 Puerto Ricans Preserving Our Heritage Campaign . “The campaign’s goal is to collect oral histories from 100 Puerto Rican nominees that capture the collective story of...
Pura Belpré: Walking Outside the Book Thursday, March 27 6-8 pm Hunter College 68th Street Campus Faculty Dining Room, West Building, 8th floor Pura Belpré: Walking Outside the Book kicks off Centro’s spring events season with a panel discussion on Belpré’s role as not just as an author but as a...
As we celebrate Women's History Month in March, Centro pays tribute to Puerto Rican women who have paved the way, and continue to do so, in New York City and in enclaves across the United States. For Dr. Virginia Sánchez-Korrol, a historian and professor emerita at Brooklyn College, preserving the...
On February 20, Centro was proud to acknowledge 19 Central Florida community leaders who have joined our 100 Puerto Ricans Preserving Our History campaign, an event attended by more than 100 guests. The group recognized at Celebrating Puerto Ricans of Central Florida, at the Orlando Campus of the...
She may be turning 98 on February 21, but Ana Vilia Vélez Rieckhoff, better known as Anita Vélez-Mitchell, is still busy making a difference. The entertainer and writer is helping preserve our community’s vibrant history by sharing her rich colorful life stories with the Centro Archives as one of...
This spring Centro is planning a series of “diverse and exciting events highlighting groundbreaking Puerto Rican figures” that have made an impact on the Puerto Rican community in literature, art and activism, said Evelyn Collazo, events coordinator, who is busy working on the calendar. The...
Aurora Anaya Cerda remembers watching an East Harlem screening of Centro’s documentary Pura Belpré: Storyteller and being "captivated" by the tale of the life of this legendary storyteller, pioneer Latina librarian and author of folktales for children. As Anaya Cerda worked on her dream of opening...
With so few platforms marketing eBooks in Spanish, Centro has made the Spanish-language version of Soy Gilberto Gerena Valentín: memorias de un puertorriqueño en Nueva York available through the Centro Store. “The Centro store is now offering the Spanish language e-version of this book. This is the...
As Centro comes off the year-long celebration of its milestone 40th anniversary in February, at age 41 we look forward to growing bigger and even better, continuing to work hard to affirm our commitment to promoting the understanding, preserving and sharing of the history of Puerto Rican migration...
Centro has released a new guide showcasing the wide range of research publications focusing on Puerto Ricans in the United States that Centro has produced over the last 40 years, including recent and forthcoming work. As a research institute, Centro is the primary source of support for and...