Empire of Dreams (1880-1942) - Film Discussion

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February 27, 2016, 4:00 PM CT

Discussion Leader: Valerie Mendoza, American Studies instructor, University of Kansas.

Widespread immigration to the US from Latin American countries begins - first with a small group from Cuba, then a larger one from Mexico. See the film and participate in a scholar-led discussion that explores the Mexican laborers who arrived in Dodge City with the railroad.

This event is part of "Latino Americans: 500 Years of History," public programs that explore the story of the "Mexican Village," a temporary community of railroad workers recruited to Dodge City in the early 20th Century. The program is supported by the Kansas Humanities Council, National Endowment for the Humanities, and the American Library Association.

Dodge City Public Library
1001 N 2nd Ave
Dodge City, KS 67801-4416
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Sponsored by: Dodge City Public Library

For more information about this event, please contact:
Cathy Reeves
(620) 225-0248