Marta V. Martínez

Oral histories, writer, arts advocate.

Project Director and Founder
Nuestras Raíces: Latino Oral Histories of Rhode Island
P.O. Box 25118. |. Providence, RI 02905

Marta lectures about Latino History and Cultures. Her specialty is working with young people, teaching them best practices of oral history and how to become “Junior Docents and Historians” in their communities.

She offers community walking tours of Broad Street, Providence and Dexter Street, Central Falls.

Martínez has taught elementary and middle school and has lectured at local libraries, schools and museums (including the Providence Children’s Museum and the RISD Museum). She specializes in topics related to her Mexican heritage, including:
Día de Los Muertos
• Christmas traditions, such as Las Posadas, La Pastorela and Día de Los Reyes
Cinco de Mayo
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In 2015, Marta published a book entitled Rhode Island Latino History and is available for book talks or lectures on the book.

Speaking fee varies.