Guadalupe Centers Centennial Project Wins National Accolades

Kansas City’s Guadalupe Centers: A Century of Serving the Latino Community has been recognized with 2 awards from the American Association for State and Local History.

This multifaceted Public History project is a collaboration from the Guadalupe Centers, Inc., the History Department and Center for Midwestern Studies, UMKC Latinx and Latin American Studies ProgramTico Productions, LLC, and the Kansas City Public Library. Their efforts included an exhibit, a documentary, public programming, and an ongoing archival project to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the organization.

The Guadalupe Centennial project received AASLH’S Award of Excellence, and is one of three projects recognized with the History In Progress Award. The HIP Award is given to projects that are “highly inspirational, exhibits exceptional scholarship, and/or is exceedingly entrepreneurial in terms of funding, partnerships, or collaborations, creative problem solving, or unusual project design and inclusiveness.”

In addition, the project was selected as an honorable mention for the Alice Smith Public History Prize from the Midwestern History Association.

Congratulations to Dr. Sandra Enríquez, Dr. Theresa Torres (LLAS), graduate student Hunter Albright, our Public History students who worked on the project, and all of the collaborators!