Welcome to the Nuestro South Podcast! A five-part podcast series that explores the stories of Latina/o/x people in the U.S. South from the Jim Crow era on through to the present. Join the conversation as we unpack the experience of being Latina/o/x in Nuestro South. We control our narrative! This is for us y'all! - This podcast is produced by Ricky Hurtado, Erik Valera, and Julie Weise, with generous sponsorship from the Whiting Foundation, the University of Oregon College of Arts and Sciences, and Latinx Ed. Edited by Dorian Gomez.
Episode #5 - Las Trailas de NC
Now we enter the story! Today’s episode is about las trailas. Axel lived in one for a while growing up, and we know many of y’all did too. The trailas we’re talking about in today’s episode were around the corner from middle-class white housing...
Episode #4 - Los campos de Georgia
In the 1960s through 1980s, millions of Latinos started traveling through the South as migrant farmworkers. Daisy has some personal experience with this since she grew up in a rural area and worked in the packing sheds before she became a college...
Episode #3 - Getting help from La Patria (Los braceros de Arkansas)
Back in the 1950s, hundreds of thousands of Mexican men came to Arkansas to pick cotton, on contracts negotiated by the Mexican and U.S. governments. Today we meet Angel Cano, a licenciado Mexico sent over to protect them from wage theft,...
Episode #2 - Mexicans school Mississippi
You may think Mississippi was all black and white back in the day, but n’ombre - our gente were there too! Today we meet Rafael Landrove: A Mexican sharecropper in 1920s Mississippi who came from Mexico, called himself Cuban, and fought to send his kids...
Episode #1 - A time Mexicans lived as Europeans in New Orleans
Vamos a New Orleans, nearly 100 years ago. Mexican immigrants arrived there by boat. Many, like a man named Robert Canedo, were able to “blend in” to whiteness -- something we couldn’t imagine being able to do today. Or could we? - This podcast is...
Episode #0 - Meet Our Hosts
Hey y'all, we are Nuestro South!So you will be hearing a lot of us throughout these episodes so we might as well introduce ourselves! We are Daisy, Bryan, and Axel. Somos Latinos...Latinas...Latinxs, and we grew up in the South. Over the course of our...
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I thoroughly enjoyed listening to the podcast. As an immigrant myself, I could relate to many of the things you talked about.
I only wish there were more episodes. I hope in the future there will be.
Everyone did an amazing job. Thanks for making the podcast.
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This podcast is a must-listen if you’re looking to hear real, Southern, brilliant Latinx perspectives and history from the American South. Daisy, Axel, and Bryan expertly help fill the huge gap many of us have in our white-washed historical knowledge of America. They blend historical accounts with personal anecdotes that help the listener better understand the rich and varied cultures of the many, many identities of Latinx persons in Nuestro South. Thanks for sharing your perspectives, guys! Keep making these podcasts!
Thanks for all you do in sharing this history and your stories!