From the 1960s to the present, two-thirds of Pennsylvania’s population growth has been the result of Puerto Ricans, Dominicans, Mexicans, and others moving to the Commonwealth.
In the 1960s, the vast majority of Latin@s lived in Philadelphia; today, as many live in the Pennsylvania Dutch region as in the City of Brotherly Love.
This is the most significant regional demographic change in more than a century, and it is one that is poorly understood by scholars and the public.
The roots of Latin@s in Pennsylvania stretch back to the American Revolution. Join HSP, speaker John Hinshaw, and partner Taller Puertorriqueño on May 10 to explore these stories and their often overlooked realities, including the confluence of cultural values between Pennsylvania Dutch and Latin@s.