A collection of voices from
Asians and Asian Americans
in the South.

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Southern Mix documents the voices of the new South.

Asian Americans are one of the most quickly growing populations in the South. Southern Mix documents the distinctive and powerful stories of this community and shares them with the public. Many first-generation immigrants came to the region in the 1970s and carry a wealth of memories, which help define future generations.

 
Asian Americans in the South, 1980-2000 (AL, AK, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN, TX, VA, WV), Census 1980-2010, Social Explorer & U.S. Census Bureau

Asian Americans in the South, 1980-2000
(AL, AK, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN, TX, VA, WV), Census 1980-2010, Social Explorer & U.S. Census Bureau

Out of 5,934 interviews in the SOHP, 47 are tagged as "Asian American interviewee"

Out of 5,934 interviews in the SOHP, 47 are tagged as "Asian American interviewee"

2016 UNC Undergraduate Demographics

2016 UNC Undergraduate Demographics

 
 

"Oral history empowers communities to tell their own stories, as opposed to having history written for you."

—Malinda Maynor Lowery
Director, Southern Oral History Program
Center for the Study of the American South
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

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Why should I support Southern Mix?

 

Donations are made to the Carolina Asia Center and will be earmarked for Southern Mix.

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Anna-Rhesa Versola and Ngoc Nguyen remember growing up in North Carolina and their parents' journeys to the United States.