New public history collective focuses on neglected history of Latinx in Wisconsin
Over the next five years, a group of scholars and community researchers in communities across Wisconsin will begin documenting Latinx history in our state through the recently created Wisconsin Latinx History Collective (WHLC).
The Wisconsin Historical Society (WHS) will serve as the archival repository for collections and as a resource to the group.
The group’s 60 members include faculty, staff, and students from UW–Madison, Madison College, UW-Whitewater, UW-Milwaukee, Viterbo University, and UW-Parkside, as well as community researchers from Milwaukee, Madison, Green Bay, and Waupaca.
The project will not only add critical perspectives and missing facts to the historical record, but will also help combat ongoing racism and bias, according to Andrea-Teresa “Tess” Arenas, WLHC founder and lead.