Lorain, Ohio is home to one of the most ethnically and racially diverse communities in the United States. Following World War II, hundreds of Puerto Rican men were transported via plane to work at a steel mill for The National Tube Company in 1947. Despite a lack of resources, discrimination from other ethnic groups, and cultural and linguistic barriers, Puerto Rican migrant workers create a politically and economically stable community present in Lorain today. Puerto Rican migrants created a place in Lorain through group activism, religion, and organizing with fellow minority groups. This senior independent study composes of a documentary displaying oral histories from Puerto Rican individuals whom were a part of this migration to reveal the agency and intelligence of migrant Puerto Ricans in Lorain. Additionally, this senior independent study holds personal incentive with my grandparents being a part of the migration to Lorain.
Biro Walters, Jordan
Rhone, Raymond IV, "Little Puerto Rico: The Migration and Emergence of the Puerto Rican Community in Lorain, Ohio" (2019). Senior Independent Study Theses. Paper 8654.
Bachelor of Arts
Senior Independent Study Thesis
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