- This event has passed.
From San Juan to Trenton: Stories of Puerto Rican Migration
September 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pmFree
The Trent House Association and the Puerto Rican Community & Friends Organization are co-sponsoring a talk by Dr. Robert McGreevey, professor of history, the College of New Jersey,.on Puerto Rican migration in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month.
In the early part of the 20th century, officials attempted to limit citizenship through the definition of Puerto Rico as a U.S. territory. However, as Puerto Ricans migrated to California, Arizona, New York, and other states on the mainland, they challenged these limitations. Conflicts between migrants seeking work and citizenship on the mainland and employers, government officials, court officers, and labor leader illustrate how the meaning of American citizenship was tested and reshaped.
Audience members may attend the on-line presentation at the Trent House Visitor Center to enjoy refreshments and follow-up conversation.
More information and pre-registration are at www.tinyurl.com/RegisterSept24.