In early 2021, IDCL received a grant from the Henry Luce Foundation to launch the Migration Narratives Project, a rapid-response grantmaking program to support the work of scholars, activists and artists exploring the stories of immigrants and refugees in Texas through narrative, oral history and other interpretive storytelling methods. We awarded grants to 21 recipients.
Today, we’re delighted to share a digital exhibit that showcases these 21 multimedia projects. Each project is excellent on its own. Taken altogether, these 21 projects create a larger conversation about experiences of migration in Texas. They gather, preserve, and amplify the untold stories of Texas. They center the voices of individuals and communities on-the-ground and they illuminate the challenges and hardships, as well as the resilience, humanity, and power of self-determination, that shape migration experiences in Texas.
We invite you to engage with this exhibit, witness these stories, and ponder what they tell us about immigration, migration, the human experience, and the state of Texas.
We thank all our grant recipients, IDCL’s dedicated team, and the Migration Narratives Project grants committee for bringing this project to fruition. And we give a special thanks to the Henry Luce Foundation, which seeks to enrich public discourse by promoting innovative scholarship, cultivating new leaders, and fostering international understanding. Established in 1936 by Henry R. Luce, the co-founder and editor-in-chief of Time, Inc., the Luce Foundation advances its mission through grantmaking and leadership programs in the fields of Asia, higher education, religion and theology, art, and public policy. We are grateful for the Luce Foundation’s support.