Jacksonville Historical Society
Speaker Series: Jacksonville's Hispanic Heritage
Join us for a compelling presentation on stories of Jacksonville's Hispanic Heritage as Dr. Rebecca Dominguez-Karimi shares video excerpts from three dozen oral history interviews. Also joining us will be representatives from the Mexican Chamber of Commerce Jacksonville and the First Coast Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.
Dr. Rebecca Dominguez-Karimi is an oral historian, founder of Treasures From Aztlan, writer, and speaker on the Florida Humanities Council. An oral historian since 2005, her Treasures From Aztlan collection contains Mexican American narrators that lived during the Jim Crow era. As a first-generation American Rebecca struggled with her identity as the dominant Anglo culture clashed with her Mexican one. She led a bifurcated childhood, speaking Spanish at home and English at school. Rebecca wrote and produced a podcast entitled “I’m an American” that she presents for The Florida Humanities Council.
Thursday, October 14. Doors open at 6 p.m.; light refreshments will be served (no alcohol). Free to Jacksonville Historical Society members; non-members, a suggested $10 donation will be collected at the door.Date: 10/14/2021 (Thu.) Time: 7:00pm - 8:00pm EDT Location: Old St. Andrew's Church, 317 A. Philip Randolph Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32202