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Oral Histories

The SFA oral history program documents life stories from the American South. Collecting these stories, we honor the people whose labor defines the region.

ORAL HISTORY

Madison Craig


(Formerly) La Michoacana

Madison Craig was born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee. She is a youth activist involved with Latino Voices, a group at her high school that aims to expose others to the growing Latino community and foster awareness. Additionally, she is a participant in Abiertas Puertas, a college access program sponsored by the non-profit organization Latino Memphis. In the interview, Madison Craig describes her involvement with local protests; the challenges facing undocumented youth and monolingual Spanish speakers; her first job at La Michoacana and their unique offerings; her quinceañera; her passion for politics and the arts; and her immersion in Latin American culture.

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Madison Craig es nacida y criada en Memphis, Tennessee, la joven de dieciséis años es una joven activista involucrada con Latino Voices, un grupo de su escuela secundaria que tiene como objetivo exponer a otros a la creciente comunidad latina y fomentar la concientización. Además, participa en Puertas Abiertas, un programa de acceso a la universidad auspiciado por la organización sin fines de lucro Latino Memphis. En la entrevista, Madison Craig describe su participación en las protestas locales; los desafíos que enfrentan los jóvenes indocumentados y los hispanohablantes monolingües; su primer trabajo en La Michoacana y sus ofertas únicas; su quinceañera; su pasión por la política y las artes; y su inmersión en la cultura latinoamericana.

Date of interview:
2017-06-29

Interviewer:
Simone Delerme

Photographer:
Simone Delerme

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