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Latino History of Wichita Kansas

Created by Humanities Kansas on August 10th 2018, 9:35:41 am.

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More than a century ago, thousands of Mexican immigrants when to Wichita to find work and seek better lives. There is something special about visiting Wichita. This tour is dedicated to the memory of the courageous Latino immigrants who left their homeland in the early years of the 20th century to settle to Wichita, Kansas. Their momentous journeys made it possible for a thriving Latino neighborhood to exist today. In spite of poverty, severe ethnic and racial discrimination, Latinos persevered. For that, they deserve to be remembered and this tour is dedicated to them in the hope that it will serve as a permanent record of the neighborhood they loved and eventually called home.