Nuestro South Podcast

Nuestro South Podcast

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Welcome to the Nuestro South Podcast! A five-part podcast series that explores the stories of Latina/o/x people in the U.S. south from the Jim Crow era on through to the present. Join the conversation as we unpack the experience of being Latina/o/x in …


#5 - Las Trailas
Jun 3 • 35 min
Now we enter the story! Today’s episode is about las trailas. Axel lived in one for a while growing up, and we know many of y’all did too. The trailas we’re talking about in today’s episode were around the corner from middle-class white housing d…
#4 - Pro-immigrant conservatism???
Jun 3 • 41 min
In the 1960s through 1980s, millions of Latinos started traveling through the South as migrant farmworkers. Daisy has some personal experience with this since she grew up in a rural area and worked in the packing sheds before she became a college…
#3 - When getting help from La Patria was really a thing
May 14 • 34 min
Back in the 1950s, hundreds of thousands of Mexican men came to Arkansas to pick cotton, on contracts negotiated by the Mexican and U.S. governments. Today we meet Angel Cano, a licenciado Mexico sent over to protect them from wage theft, discrim…
#2 - Mexicans school Mississippi
May 14 • 30 min
You may think Mississippi was all black and white back in the day, but n’ombre - our gente were there too! Today we meet Rafael Landrove: A Mexican sharecropper in 1920s Mississippi who came from Mexico, called himself Cuban, and fought to send h…
#1 - A time Mexicans lived as Europeans in New Orleans
May 2 • 26 min
Vamos a New Orleans, nearly 100 years ago. Mexican immigrants arrived there by boat. Many, like a man named Robert Canedo, were able to “blend in” to whiteness — something we couldn’t imagine being able to do today. Or could we? …
#0 - Meet Our Hosts
May 1 • 7 min
Hey y’all, we are Nuestro South!So you will be hearing a lot of us throughout these episodes so we might as well introduce ourselves! We are Daisy, Bryan, and Axel. Somos Latinos…Latinas…Latinxs, an…