The Nuestro South Loud & Proud series focuses on the Poder y Cultura that Nuestra Gente in the South can possess. From the comida que cocinamos, the music we play, and our labor which plants, cleans, and builds-- Nuestra Gente has grown deep roots in the south.
In this episode- In the wake of rising anti-immigrant and draconian laws, what parallels are drawn by activists and journalists through the use of "Juan Crow." How does Juan Crow relate to the ongoing repercussions and oppression from Jim Crow? Is it inclusive of the Black Latinx populations that have long been in the US South? We also chat about Pedro from South of the Border in South Carolina!
Dr. Cecilia Márquez is an assistant professor in the History Department at Duke University. She is in the process of completing her first book “The Strange Career of Juan Crow”. Her work helps historicize contemporary Latino/a migration to the US South and emphasizes the importance of regions in shaping Latino/a identity.
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The Nuestro South Loud & Proud Interview Series is produced by Axel Herrera, Julie Weise, and Erik Valera with generous sponsorship from the Whiting Foundation, the University of Oregon College of Arts and Sciences, and LatinxEd.