Mexicans first began coming to the Youngstown area in the 1910s, to work in the steel mills.  Immigrants from Mexico have continued to move to the Mahoning Valley, working in the auto industry, as farm laborers, and in other fields.  They have bought homes, opened restaurants, and created a  community organization, La Sociedad Mutalista Mexicana — the Youngstown Mexican Club — that has been sponsoring dances, festivals, and other programs for more than 80 years.

This page includes profiles of several members of the local Mexican community, people who arrived at different times, but who share a commitment to their Mexican heritage.

  • Several video interviews in Spanish, transcriptions in Spanish, translations in English, cultural artifacts, and teaching resources in Spanish and English can be found in the collection: Latino Voices of the Valley.

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