Smithsonian Latino Center and the Historical Society of Washington, D.C. hosted a conversation with Carmen Torruella-Quander, an “old school D.C. Latina.” An artist and Washingtonian, Carmen grew up during the civil rights era as the daughter of Dominicans in D.C.’s small but tight-knit community Latino community. She has witnessed dramatic changes in the city, from desegregation and the 1968 riots to growth of the Central American community and the intensified gentrification of the new millennium.
Smithsonian Latino Center Exhibitions and Public Programs Director Ranald Woodaman lead Carmen and the audience on this trip down memory lane. ASL interpretation was provided.
Credit: Photo by Anne McDonough, © Historical Society of Washington, D.C.
2015programHistorical Society of WashingtonD.C.HSWSmithsonian Lation CenterCarmen ToruellaQuander