The Dominican Republic, c1965
Excerpt from "Latino Philadelphia at a Glance", Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Prior to 1990, there were very small numbers of Dominicans living in Philadelphia. After 1990, the Dominican community experiences rapid growth as large numbers of Dominicans move to Philadelphia from New York seeking work, affordable housing, and safer neighborhoods.
Link to the full article: < http://hsp.org/sites/default/files/legacy_files/migrated/latinophiladelphiaataglance.pdf >
Image Source: Dominican Republic, c1965. Circulating collection, Print and Picture Collection, Free Library of Philadelphia