Mano al Hermano Records, ORG.5284

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Mano al Hermano Records, ORG.5284

Abstract

Mano al Hermano was founded in 2011 to serve the Hispanic/Latinx community of the Outer Banks by supporting literacy and education initiatives, offering English language classes, providing guidance on immigration and other legal issues, and encouraging collaboration between the Latinx and Anglo communities of Dare County. The Mano al Hermano Records, 2010-2018, contains newspaper clippings, event flyers and programs, photographs, and other papers created and collected by the organization from the time of its inception. The collection documents the various initiatives supported by the organization, such as the Family Literacy Program, the community garden, workshops on immigration and other legal issues affecting the Latinx community, and the OBX Latin Festival.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Mano al Hermano Records
Call Number
ORG.5284
Creator
Mano al Hermano
Date
2010-2018
Extent
0.30 cubic feet
Language
English Spanish; Castilian
Repository
Outer Banks History Center

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Access Restrictions

Available for research. Audiovisual materials may be inaccessible pending reformatting. Contact the Outer Banks History Center for more information.

Use Restrictions

Copyright is retained by the authors of these materials, or their descendants, as stipulated by the United States copyright law (Title 17 US Code). Individual researchers are responsible for using these materials in conformance with copyright law as well as any donor restrictions accompanying these materials.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], ORG.5284, Mano al Hermano Records, Outer Banks History Center, Manteo, NC, U.S.A.

Collection Overview

The Mano al Hermano Records, 2010-2018, contains newspaper clippings, event flyers and programs, photographs, and other papers created and collected by the organization from the time of its inception. Included is a scrapbook apparently created by Mano al Hermano's first executive director, Ginger Candelora, documenting the group during her involvement with it. Also included is substantial documentation of the 2015 OBX Latin Festival, including a DVD of photographs and videos, event flyers, newspaper clippings and publicity about the festival, and a set of blank vendor contracts. Photographs in the collection mainly depict groups of children participating in various activities as part of Mano al Hermano's Family Literacy Program and working in the community garden.

Arrangement Note

Original folder titles have been retained. Original order has been retained when possible. News clippings and event programs have been arranged chronologically.

Historical Note

Mano al Hermano ("My Hand to My Brother") traces its origins to 2003, when a Latino support group was founded by Sister Arcadia Rivera. Rivera led the group for several years. The group was then revived by Ginger Candelora in 2010 and affiliated with Interfaith Community Outreach. On 26 April 2011, the group was given 501(c)(3) status under its current name. As of 2018, the organization is still active and headquartered in Nags Head, North Carolina.

Mano al Hermano's mission is to serve the Hispanic/Latinx community of the Outer Banks by supporting literacy and education initiatives, offering English language classes, providing guidance on immigration and other legal issues, and encouraging collaboration between the Latinx and Anglo communities of Dare County. One of the group's first initiatives was to establish a community garden on Roanoke Island with the assistance of the Dare County Airport Authority. The goal of the community garden was "to provide affordable and accessible healthy food to locals while encouraging community involvement and interaction." Mano al Hermano still operates the community garden as of 2018. Another major initiative led by the group is the Family Literacy Program. This program involves home-based volunteer tutoring for elementary school children, English language lessons for parents, and an annual summer field trip for participants. From 2013 to 2017, Mano al Hermano organized an annual celebration in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, first called the Hispanic Heritage Festival, and later called the OBX Latin Festival. The organization also offers regular workshops and presentations on developing issues affecting the Latinx community, including changes in federal immigration policies (for example, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA), local resolutions relating to undocumented immigrants, and guidance on dealing with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials.

As of 2018, Mano al Hermano has had four executive directors: Ginger Candelora (2011-2016), Jessica Loose (2016-2017), Ama Frimpong (2017-2018), and Paris Murray (2018).

Contents of the Collection

Collection Contents
Archives and Pictures Scrapbook [2 folders], 2010-2015
Box 1
My Outer Banks Home Articles, 2014
Box 1
Craft Applications, 2015
Box 1
Sponsorship Application, 2015
Box 1
Food Applications, 2015
Box 1
OBX Latin Fest 2015 Photos/Videos [DVD], 2015
Box 1
Flyers, 2015-2018
Box 1
Event Programs and Flyers, 2014-2017
Box 1
Photographs, circa 2016-2017
Box 1
News Clippings [3 folders], circa 2010-2018
Box 1

Subject Headings

  • Community gardens--North Carolina--Dare County
  • Ethnic festivals--North Carolina--Dare County
  • Hispanic Americans--North Carolina--Dare County
  • Hispanic Americans--Societies, etc.
  • Latin Americans--United States--History--21st century
  • Latin Americans--United States--Social life and customs
  • Literacy Programs--North Carolina--Dare County
  • Social work with Hispanic Americans
  • United States--Emigration and Immigration--Social aspects
  • United States--Emigration and Immigration--Public opinion
  • Acquisitions Information

    Donated by Mano al Hermano, July 2018.

    Processing Information

  • Processed by Samantha Crisp, August 2018.