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Who We Are: Boston Immigration Then and Now
Mar 31

Who We Are: Boston Immigration Then and Now

May 26, 2017 all-day
Northwest Corridor in front of the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center
700 Boylston St.
Boston MA 02116
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center

Recent immigration has given Boston a new richness of ethnic, language and cultural diversity, with more countries than ever before represented among us. Boston’s foreign-born population, hailing from more than 130 countries, now accounts for 28% of the city’s total population, and the neighborhoods that make up Boston often tell unique stories of diversity and change.

This exhibition compares the landscape of today’s “new” Boston with that of over 100 years ago. The maps and graphics on display here show where Boston’s foreign-born residents originate from, and where newer immigrant groups have settled, while celebrating who we are, and the vibrant diversity that is Boston.