Oral History Spotlight: Laura Patricia Ramírez

LauraPatriciaRamirezLaura Patricia Ramírez and her husband first arrived in Paris, Kentucky in 1985 so he could work in the horse-racing industry. Back then she could count the number of Latinos she knew that lived in bluegrass country—about thirty or forty. Now, she runs Tortillería y Taquería Ramírez, in a section of Lexington nicknamed “Mexington” for the amount of Latino immigrants living in the area.

And what I always like—especially when they are new. To ask them, “How was it?” I mean, “Did you like it?” And I assure you that I’ve never had one person tell me, “I did not like it.’

Find Laura Patricia Ramírez’s story here, and explore the rest of our Bluegrass and Birria oral history project by Gustavo Arellano.