Roberta H. Martínez

Author, Latinos In Pasadena

Images of Americas series

Arcadia Publishing


Every place and every community has a history.  Every community has several stories that define and offers multiple perspectives, at times conflicting and co-existing simultaneously.

Histories are often rich in details about important citizens, time honored traditions, and storied enclaves.  The legacies of Latino men and women , who owned land, who were social leaders and who worked for the rich and famous have been sparsely preserved. 

Latinos in Pasadena is filled with vintage images.  These images are accompanied by anecdotes, master’s theses, newspaper articles, formal and informal oral histories, and presented together for the first time. 


    Latinos in Pasadena