As Hispanic Heritage Month kicked off Sept. 15 , we introduce you to a yearlong exhibit celebrating the centennial and chronicling the history of the Guadalupe Centers, Inc.’s role in creating and sustaining a vibrant Latino community.
The exhibit has multiple University of Missouri-Kansas City collaborators. It was curated by Sandra I. Enríquez, UMKC assistant history professor; Theresa Torres, associate professor of Latinx and Latin American studies and sociology at UMKC; and UMKC master’s student Hunter Albright. A team of 19 UMKC graduate and undergraduate history students also participated. The exhibit was designed by Daisy Hernandez, UMKC alumna; and Paul Tosh, UMKC associate professor of studio art.
Enríquez said this was been a multi-year collaboration with the Guadalupe Centers, Inc. It is funded by the Missouri Humanities Council, the William T. Kemper Foundation and the Kellogg Foundation. The exhibit will be on display at the Central Branch of the Kansas City Public Library, fifth floor, until May 2020.