An exhibit of more than 50 photographs, news articles, and historic front pages from El Diario/La Prensa -- the longest-publishing Spanish language daily newspaper in the United States – chronicling the growth and transformation of the Hispanic Community in New York City from the start of the so-called “Hispanic Decade” of the 1980’s through September 11th, 2001, will be inaugurated with an opening reception Wednesday, September 25, at 6:30 p.m. at New York University’s King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center, 53 Washington Square South (between Thompson and Sullivan streets).
Rosanna Rosado, Director, El Diario/La Prensa, will join in marking the launch of new exhibit, which will be free and open to the public.
The show runs through December 18. It is presented by the King Juan Carlos I Center in partnership with El Diario/La Prensa; Columbia University’s Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race (CSER), and the Rare Books and Manuscript Library’s Latino Arts and Activism Archive, which recently acquired the El Diario/La Prensa photo archive; the Columbia School of the Arts and its Office of Community Outreach and Education; Hostos Community College; El Museo del Barrio; and the Bronx Council on the Arts, in commemoration of El Diario/La Prensa’s 100th Anniversary.
For further information, contact NYU’s King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center at 212. 998. 3650; or visit www.nyu.edu/kjc .