Latino Americans Living and Working in St. Louis -- An Oral Histories Project

The Missouri Humanities Council and the Saint Louis Public Library, in collaboration with its St. Louis cultural partners, is identifying Latino interviewees for “Latino Americans Living and Working in St. Louis - An Oral Histories Project.” The project is funded by the Latino Americans: 500 Years of History initiative of the American Library Association and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Hear the personal stories from members of the Latino community.

Check back at the end of each month for new stories. One story will be recorded per month through June of 2016. Stories will be uploaded via the StoryCorps mobile app to the website for universal access.

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Meet our storytellers


           Minerva Lopez                           Eileen Otero-Wolfington                    Ramiro Gutierrez-Leon


             Jaime Torres                                   Roberto Garcia                              Cileia Miranda-Yuen

            Pat Contreras

Meet our interviewer

Fran Morales-Neufeld

Fran Morales-Neufeld is a seasoned digital marketing communications consultant with experience in content creation, journalism and direct consumer engagement across diverse media platforms. She’s a bicultural nerd who loves to follow current trends in multicultural marketing and communications catered to her demo — millennials.

Fran has served as the Marketing and Promotions Coordinator for Telemundo Hartford/Springfield in Hartford, Connecticut where she led all digital and broadcast media communications and created local partnerships to enhance brand awareness.

In her former life, the Connecticut native worked as a journalist for several newspapers, including The Norwich Bulletin, The New Britain Herald and The Chronicle in Willimantic.

Fran earned her Masters in Communications Management from Webster University and holds Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism and Spanish from the University of Connecticut. She’s a recent graduate of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Hispanic Leadership Institute, a leadership development program for business professionals in the for-profit and nonprofit sectors here in St. Louis.

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