Mural with unknown individual at Estrada Courts in Boyle Heights, California. Mural painted in 1978 by El Congresso de Artistas Cosmicos de las Americas de San Diego. Source:

North American Chicanx/Latinx Life Histories

Collected and Presented by Undergraduate Students from CLS 201: Introduction to Chicano/Latino Studies, Spring 2016

Supervised by Dr. Delia Fernandez

Five family members across two generations: Tia Juana, Tio Fidel Jr., Father Eusebio, Tio Roel, and Grandfather Fidel.


In September of 1964, Leonel Sanchez Briones was born to Tereso Sanchez and Julia Briones.

Leonel Sanchez Briones' Journey

Anita is 53 years old from Saginaw Michigan, living in Holland Michigan.

Who is Anita?

A look at the city of Santa Ana through the lens of a Mexican immigrant family.

The Life of Janet Muniz

“I’m going to keep going until I know my kids will not have to worry about anything.”

-Concepcion Maria Andrade

Better My Life

The journey from Mexico to Michigan, told by Jesus Garcia of the Garcia Diaz family.

Family Garcia Diaz

Dorali was born on September 1st, 1989 in Whittier, California to a traditional Mexican and working class family.

Who is Dorali Rebollo?

Felipe makes a stance that Latinxs are here and they are here to stay!

Mi Promesa: Latino Family Values and Higher Education

Hi, I’m Eleazar Lopez Mondragon. I am Mexican.

Eleazar Lopez