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A Colombian presence has been in Philadelphia at least since the 1920s

A Colombian presence has been in Philadelphia at least since the 1920s

Excerpt from "Colombians, Latino Philadelphia at a Glance · The Balch Institute for Ethnic Studies of The Historical Society of Pennsylvania"

The first sizable number of Colombians to settle in Philadelphia occurred in the 1960s when many Colombian women and men came seeking work in Philadelphia as a result of changes in the 1965 Immigration Act. This early group established families and intermarried with other Philadelphians. A second wave of Colombians arrived in Philadelphia from New York and Colombia in the 1970s and 1980s and has since established enclaves in Olney and Feltonville.

Link to the full article: Latino Philadelphia · The Balch Institute for Ethnic Studies of The Historical Society of Pennsylvania < http://hsp.org/sites/default/files/legacy_files/migrated/latinophiladelphiaataglance.pdf >

Image source: Step by Step - guide to everything: Public & National Holidays in Colombia < http://www.stepbystep.com/public-national-holidays-in-colombia-38647/ >

 

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