Thursday , February 22 2024

‘Roots And Routes’ Event Highlights Valley’s Soccer History, And Looks To Its Future

This weekend, Fresno State’s Valley Public History Initiative is debuting “ Roots and Routes: Fresno’s Global Soccer History ,” a project that traces the sport in the Central Valley through oral histories, photos, and other documents, with a focus on immigrants who have made soccer in Fresno what it is today. A series of talks and presentations will take place Friday afternoon at Tioga Sequoia, before the Fresno Foxes game, and Saturday morning at Fresno State’s Henry Madden Library. Listen to the audio above for an interview with Romeo Guzman, a history professor at Fresno State and the lead on the Valley Public History Initiative.

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