The Puerto Rican Heritage Poster Series is the result of collective efforts undertaken since the 1970s to rescue, document and preserve the long history of Puerto Rican migration and the experiences and contributions of Puerto Ricans to U.S. society. The Center for Puerto Rican Studies (Centro) at Hunter College, CUNY has been a leading contributor to these efforts. This poster series relies on and incorporates many decades of historical recovery work by Puerto Rican studies researchers at Centro and many other higher education institutions and by the dedicated team of professionals at the Centro Library and Archives.
A total of eight posters were designed for this series to provide an attractive visual educational tool for teachers and others to use in the classroom or any suitable public spaces and to introduce students to and interest them in the historical information highlighted in the poster captions and accompanying images. Five of the posters constitute the Brief Historical Chronology of Puerto Ricans in the United States and the remaining three are demographic and historical maps that reflect different aspects of the Puerto Rican migration experience in the United States.
The Puerto Rican Studies Centro’s Infographics are a visual representation of the most up-to-date sociodemographic information about the Puerto Rican population in the United States. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau is summarized through a series of charts, tables, and maps to illustrate major points and changes within the Puerto Rican population. These data sheets are recurrent projects that are released by our Data Center in response to the release of data by the U.S. Census Bureau. Teachers can use these infographics for research purposes or guiding students to learning how to critically read datasheets. These infographics are culturally responsive as they represent one of the Latino student demographics here at RCSD. These can be used in ELA and Social Studies classes.
Research Briefs are descriptive and topical summaries on specific areas of interest about the experience of the Puerto Rican population in the United States. These briefs include charts, tables, and narratives that describe the Puerto Rican population in the context of other, broader populations. Examples of such brief topics include subject of current pertinence, such as disconnected youth, migration, poverty, race-based differences, civic engagement, food, and nutrition.