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Communities on the Move:
From Enslavement to Freedom

In the nineteenth century, American pioneers pushed through the boundaries of the nascent nation to undeveloped western lands, following their dreams of economic opportunity, self-determination, and prosperity. Frank McWorter, a freedman, followed this westward human migration to achieve his own American dream. In addition to the … Continue reading Communities on the Move:
From Enslavement to Freedom

A Visit with the Mixteco Community
in Fresno, California

In the agricultural heart of California’s San Joaquin Valley, stretching 250 miles from Stockton in the north to Bakersfield in the south, two groups of artists uphold the performance traditions of their Mixteco communities. Most of the members of Grupo Nuu Yuku/Danzantes de los Diablos … Continue reading A Visit with the Mixteco Community
in Fresno, California

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