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Hispanic Women's Voices Celebrated in Virtual Presentation Sept. 16

To celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month the Lake Wales History Museum will offer a special online presentation "Treasures from Aztlan: Hispanic Women's Voices."

Dr. Rebecca Dominguez-Karimi will deliver the second presentation in the museum's fall speaker series starting at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 16,

Dominguez-Karimi's talk will help people discover a different point of view from Hispanic women. In 2005, Dr. Dominguez-Karimi created an oral history collection titled Treasures From Aztlan. She gathered stories from Mexican Americans who lived during the Jim Crow era. These stories gave the individuals represented in the collection a voice to tell their harrowing accounts of survival from racist laws and practices in our culture.

Many of those featured in this project have passed away, but the record of their story lives on to honor the struggles and triumphs of Hispanic people. The presentation is online only and free to the public. Those wanting to participate are asked to register at


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