Legacy of The Bronx LatinoThurs, October 12, 2023 – 7PM

The Bronx has been a home in the New World for many people of various backgrounds and ethnicities dating back to 1639 when Jonas Bronck’s ship anchored off the southern shores of what is now 132nd Street, just east of Lincoln Avenue. On his farm, there were people from Germany, Denmark, and even Jonas himself was a Swede, sailing under the auspices of the Dutch West India Company. Since then, the borough has played host to a number of different cultures. However despite the immigration history, the Latino community in The Bronx only grew in large numbers after the second half of the 20th century. There were certainly a number of Bronx Latinos living in the 19th century, but nothing compared to the enormous Hispanic population The Bronx has today.

Join Bronx Borough Historian and HFL President Angel Hernandez in an interesting presentation highlighting contributions made by Latinos to Bronx History.

This lecture is free to the public. The Huntington Free Library and Reading Room is located at 9 Westchester Square, Bronx, New York 10461. To contact us, please call (718) 829-7770 or write to us here.