Northside: A Mexican American Community

Northside: A Mexican American Community
Documents and Photographs from the Houston Metropolitan Research Center

October 9 - December 2014
Carnegie Neighborhood Library and Center for Learning | 1050 Quitman, 77009

For more than one hundred years, generations of Mexican Americans have called Northside home. A century of history reveals a neighborhood that has greatly impacted Houston: from laboring in the city’s railroad and port industries, contributing a significant number of young men to the war effort during World War II, to being the site of some of the city’s major protesting efforts for equal rights. Through a variety of documents and photographs this exhibit offers a glimpse into the history of a Mexican American neighborhood in Houston and seeks to encourage the preservation of more Northside stories.