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Latino Heritage Month features speaker on Latinos in Chicago

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Latino Heritage Month will wrap up November 11 with a talk by author Lilia Fernandez on Latinos living in Chicago.

A History of Latinos in Mid-Century Chicago

Author of Brown in the Windy City: Mexicans and Puerto Ricans in Postwar Chicago Lilia Fernandez will give a talk titled “Was the City Black and White? A History of Latinos in Mid-Century Chicago” at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, November 11, in Stevenson Hall, room 101.

Fernandez of The Ohio State University, Department of History, will share research from her new book and speak on the presence of Latinos in mid-20th century Chicago, the dynamics they witnessed, the social change they championed, and the way they came to understand their place in the black and white metropolis.

The event is sponsored by the Latin American and Latino/a Studies Program and the Department of History.

More information on Latino Heritage Month can be found at LatinoStudies.IllinoisState.edu.