My History Matters with Pao Houa Her

Pao Houa Her is a Hmong American photographer who, as a baby, fled Laos with her family. Pao came to the US in the 1980s. Take a look at this powerful video on Pao's contribution to #MyHistoryMatters and why it was important for her to photograph elders in her community.

Irene Marie Gomez with family

Irene Marie Gomez with family

Irene Marie Gomez (first row, center) with extended family, 1940s. Used with the permission of Jesse Bethke Gomez.

Jun Fujita, ca. 1930s

Jun Fujita, ca. 1930s

Jun Fujita, ca. 1930s. Collection of Graham and Pamela Lee. Used with permission.

Jun Fujita, ca. 1930s

Jun Fujita, ca. 1930s

Jun Fujita, ca. 1930s. Collection of Graham and Pamela Lee. Used with permission.

Jun Fujita, 1923

Jun Fujita, 1923

Portrait of Jun Fujita by A. Kirk Moffett Studios, Chicago, 1923. Collection of Graham and Pamela Lee. Used with permission.

Comunidades Latinas Unidas En Servicio (CLUES)

Comunidades Latinas Unidas En Servicio (CLUES) is the largest Latino-led nonprofit in Minnesota. It formed in 1981 in St. Paul in response to the need for language-appropriate, culturally competent mental health services for the Latino Spanish-speaking community. Throughout the history of CLUES, as the Latino community has grown, the agency’s leaders have identified new opportunities to support Latino children, families, and individuals.

Centro Cultural Chicano’s first building

Centro Cultural Chicano’s first building

Centro Cultural Chicano’s first building, located at 1800 Olson Highway in Minneapolis, in 1978. From the cover of Visiones de la Raza 2, no. 22 (July 1979) in box 1 of the Irene Gomez-Bethke papers, Manuscripts Collection, Minnesota Historical Society, St. Paul.

Centro Cultural Chicano newsletter (1977)

Centro Cultural Chicano newsletter (1977)

The cover of the first Centro Cultural Chicano newsletter (vol. 1, no. 1, 1977), featuring an image of Chalchihuitlicue. In Aztec religion, Chalchihuitlicue is known as the goddess of water. Centro Cultural Chicano’s newsletter used her image frequently as the organization’s logo, to celebrate the vitality and tenacity of the Chicano people. The newsletter was made available to its members on a monthly basis. From “Centro Cultural Chicano” “in box 1 of the Irene Gomez-Bethke papers, Manuscripts Collection, Minnesota Historical Society, St. Paul.

Centro Cultural Chicano’s articles of incorporation

Centro Cultural Chicano’s articles of incorporation

Centro Cultural Chicano’s articles of incorporation. The state of Minnesota officially incorporated the organization in 1974. From "Centro Cultural Chicano" in box 1 of the Irene Gomez-Bethke papers, Manuscripts Collection, Minnesota Historical Society, St. Paul.
http://www2.mnhs.org/library/findaids/00039/pdfa/00039-00026.pdf

Centro Tyrone Guzman

Centro Tyrone Guzman

Centro Tyrone Guzman, at 1915 Chicago Avenue in Minneapolis, undated but ca. 2010s. The building is painted in bright orange with blue and red lining, and a bright black sign with white letters that reads “bienvenidos” (welcome). Used with the permission of Centro Tyrone Guzman.

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