Centro Journal

Articles from Vol. 28, No. 2, Fall

De Bandera a Bandera (from Flag to Flag): New Scholarship about the Puerto Rican Diaspora in Chicago
INTRODUCTION / INTRODUCCIÓNA World of Our Ownto the people of Humboldt ParkBetween two flags we builtthe past of an island exiled to memory.We put up colonial balconiesand replaced the asphalt with paving stones,the parks with plazas,the supermarkets...
Free ÓScar López Rivera!: News Coverage of United States Domestic Human Rights Issues
"We support the cause of anyone who is fighting for self-determination, and our attitude is the same, no matter who it is. I would be honored to sit on the platform with the four (Puerto Rican) comrades whom you refer to."Nelson Mandela, New York Times...
Gentrification in Color and Time: White and Puerto Rican Racial Histories at Work in Humboldt Park
[H]e will not permit himself to be pushed around indefinitely.- Mayor's Committee on New Residents, from the report "Puerto Ricans in Chicago," 1960"They're taking over, man. It's not good," says Daniel Vega,1 a Puerto Rican man in Chicago who has owned...
Looking Forward, Working for Change: Puerto Rican Women and the Quest for Educational Justice in Chicago
When Puerto Ricans from the island joined the ranks of students at the University of Chicago in the 1940s, from the start they began what was a very complicated, and at times gendered, migration history that brought thousands of Puerto Ricans to the...
Not Fully Boricuas: Puerto Rican Intralatino/as in Chicago
As early as 1994, MexiRican scholar Angie Chabram engaged in self-reflexive writing that acknowledged the "Rican that intersected" her Chicana self and urged scholars to explore further the "local transnational plurality" (what I will refer to as "domestic...
Puerto Rican Nationalism in Chicago
On June 14, 2014, thousands of people lined Paseo Boricua (Division Street), the main street that runs through the traditional heart of the Puerto Rican community in Chicago, to cheer the thirty-fifth annual Puerto Rican Day Parade.1 The parade halted...
Riot and Remembrance: Puerto Rican Chicago and the Politics of Interruption
On the corner of Division Street and Washtenaw Avenue, just east of the green expanse that is Humboldt Park, Cristian Roldán and his collaborators are nearing completion of the latest mural to adorn the history-rich walls of this rapidly gentrifying...
War on Poverty, War on Division Street: Puerto Rican Chicago in the 1960s through the Lens of the Janet Nolan Collection
IntroductionOn April 15, 1966, in the midst of President Lyndon B. Johnson's War on Poverty, a Roman Catholic nun named Janet Parmalee got off a plane in Chicago. Raised in the suburbs of the Windy City, Parmalee was returning, after several years of...
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