For a complex set of reasons, the story of Spanish immigration to the United States is practically unknown. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, tens of thousands of Spaniards settled in compact enclaves all over the country, including large numbers in the Cleveland and Canton areas.
James D. Fernández, professor of Spanish literature and culture at New York University, will present the history of these “invisible immigrants,” and explore the lessons we can learn from the case of this forgotten diaspora.
His talk, titled “Invisible Immigrants: Spaniards in the U.S. (1868-1945),” will be held Friday, Oct. 6, at 12:30 p.m. in Clark Hall, Room 206.
Alianza Latina/Latino Alliance, the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures and the Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities will sponsor this event, which is part of Hispanic Heritage Month.