The Southern Latino and Migrant Voices Project (SLMVP) was created in 2013 by Juan José Bustamante, Assistant Professor of Sociology and Latin American and Latino Studies at the University of Arkansas. The central goals of the SLMVP are to study, document, and preserve the significant life events of Latina/os and migrants as social actors relatively new to southern communities. As part of a collaborative initiative between NWA Workers’ Justice Center, OMNI Center for Peace, Justice, and Ecology, and Arkansas United Community Coalition, the focus of the SLMVP is to collect and maintain data concerning the actions taken by southern institutions to serve these newcomers, as well as to examine the ways these social actors assert their agency to contest – or enable – these larger social structures. Data gathered for this study stem from ethnographic methods—fieldwork, in-depth interviews, and visual materials – and are organized in a Life History format to document the racially and community structured components of migration beyond the physical limits of traditional places of settlement – e.g. Mexicans in the Southwest, Puerto Ricans in the Northeast, Cubans in Florida, and Central Americans in California.