Past Event

Early Mexican Chicago: Missing Pages of History

A Road Scholar Program by Antonio Delgado

This program visually depicts Chicago’s rich and vibrant history of Mexican presence dating back to World War I. Today, Chicago has the second-largest Mexican population in the U.S. The audience will learn about the highly personal nature of immigration and its impact on the development and growth of Chicago. Early Mexican Chicago reflects U.S./Mexican relations, immigration law/policies, and the forces that bind two nations together. Learning about Mexican immigrant contributions will foster a greater appreciation and understanding of the Latino family, community, and its place in US society. It makes sense to know your neighbors. This program, available in either Power Point or slide projector formats, is suitable for general audiences and middle school through college students. The presenter is bilingual.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Ebony Caldwell at 815.921.4244.