Gone to Texas: 1965 Migration

When the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965 was passed under President Johnson, the National Origins Formula was abolished, thus ending quota-based immigration discrimination based on race and national origin. This change paved the way for increased migration from global communities of color in non-European nations. In the decades that would follow, the United States would see significant changes in immigrant demographics.

This collection aims to document the stories of immigrants who came to Texas between 1965-1985 as well as the stories of their children, the first generation born or raised in the United States. These interviews will explore experiences such as the immigration process, community building in a new country, maintaining cultural and religious traditions, and growing up in multiple cultures.

View all interviews in the Gone to Texas: 1965 Migration collection.