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Local Historian, Author Will Talk About The History of Latinos in Pasadena

Published on Aug 18, 2022

Roberta H. Martinez, author of the 2009 book “Latinos in Pasadena,” will be a guest speaker at Pasadena Village’s 1619 Project Discussion Group on Friday, Aug. 19, which starts at 12 noon on Zoom.

Martinez is a local activist involved in TV production and hosting, cross-cultural communication, independent research, and teaching and writing.

In her book, Martinez used vintage images, anecdotes, master’s theses, newspaper articles, formal and informal oral histories – as well as the Ethnic History Research Project compiled for the City of Pasadena in 1995 – in order to assemble a comprehensive volume about the history of Latinos in Pasadena that is rich in detail.

“Latinos in Pasadena” also mentions the legacies of Mexican Americans and other Latino men and women who often worked for Pasadena’s rich and famous – stories that have been sparsely preserved through the generations, even though these citizens often made remarkable community contributions and lived in close proximity to their employers.

Attending the Zoom event is free and open to the public. Contact the Pasadena Village office at (626) 765-6037 or by email at to register and get the Zoom link.

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