Immigration: The Big Picture
While emigration to Lowell is sometimes contentious, the world has indeed come to it, changing the cityscape in dramatic ways. Religious and cultural festivals liven the city. Immigrant and refugee entrepreneurs vitalize the business community. In celebrating its century settling immigrants, refugees, and asylum seekers in Lowell, the International Institute honored 100 of these people and their allies who made a difference in the city. A look at the names of a handful of honorees makes clear the incredible diversity of the individuals and families who eventually made the Mill City home. Through oral histories, images, digital animations, and text, the Library of New England Immigration tells this incredible story.