Wednesday, June 23, 2021

The Latin South


“The Hispanic community understands the American Dream and have not forgotten what they were promised,” declared Florida Senator Marco Rubio, the son of Cuban immigrants who fled their native land in 1956 during the regime of Fulgencio Batista. Though their stories are not often told, Hispanics have been realizing that American vision in the South since the antebellum era. Indeed, a proper, comprehensive conception of Southern identity should and must include a consideration of the unique and diverse contributions of Hispanics, from Texas to Virginia.

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