University of Virginia Senior Creates Database of Latinx Student Groups

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A student at the University of Virginia (UVA) is doing her part to preserve and document the history of Hispanic and Latinx student groups at the university. Fourth-year student Natalia Heguaburo launched a historical website to serve as a “living repository” of the histories of those student groups.

“It is my hope that this website serves as an ongoing living repository of the histories, successes, and struggles of the many undergraduate Hispanic and Latino organizations at the University of Virginia,” Natalia Heguaburo told The North Star.

Latinx History at UVA has interviews, images, documents, articles, and promotional material aimed to provide visitors “a place into the rich history and value of the Hispanic/Latinx community” at the university.

The archive goes back to 1992, when La Sociedad Hispánica was founded. The organization went through several name changes throughout the years, until finally opting to change its name for…

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