María Canino Interview One, Tape 1, Side A

CENTRO: Centro Oral History Project (COHP) / Latino Educational Media Center (LEMC), 2003-2008

Canino was a student at the City University of New York (CUNY) in the early 1960s, and speaks about her involvement with education activism, the Hispanic Youth Association and the Puerto Rican Association for Community Affairs (PRACA). She speaks about her work with the East Harlem Tenants' Council, and of how that work helped her get involved with education activism. Canino also discusses her involvement in the beginning of the Center for Puerto Rican Studies (Centro) in CUNY. In 1969, she was appointed a Trustee of the City University of New York by Mayor John Lindsay. She speaks about how this position conflicted with her desire to become more involved, at the faculty level, with Centro.


Date
November 13, 2007, Recording date
Interviewee
María Josefa Canino
Interviewer
Lillian Jiménez
Duration
45m 20.0s
Language
English
Object Type
Sound
Identifier
COHP.MCan.2007.11.13.1a
Related Keywords
Politics, Education, Protests, Activism, Community
Individuals or Organizations Mentioned
John Lindsay, Lala Torres, Luis O. Reyes, Cesar Cardona, Jhonny Caro, Roberto Lebron, Gilberto Gerena Valentín, Frank Bonilla, Josephine Nieves, Meg Miranda, Antonia Pantoja, Yolanda Sánchez, Julio Morales, Geraldo Rivera, Jerry Rivera, Maria Teresa Babin, Alberto Barker, Tim Healy, Center for Puerto Rican Studies, Puerto Rican Association of Community Affairs (PRACA), East Harlem Tenants' Council, City University of New York (CUNY), Puerto Rican Bar Association, New York City. Board of Education, University of Puerto Rico. Graduate School of Social Work, City University of New York. City College, Puerto Rican Association of Community Affairs (PRACA), Columbia University, ASPIRA Association, Young Lords, City University of New York. Lehman College, Rutgers University
Related Places
El Barrio (is referenced), California (is referenced), Chicago, IL (is referenced)
Related Dates
1969 – 1974, Date mentioned
1960 – 1965, Date mentioned
Related Items
María Canino Interview Two, Tape 1, Side B
María Canino Interview Three, Tape 2, Side A
Citation
CENTRO: Centro Oral History Project (COHP) / Latino Educational Media Center (LEMC), 2003-2008. María Canino Interview One, Tape 1, Side A: COHP.MCan.2007.11.13.1a. Center for Puerto Rican Studies Library & Archives, Hunter College, CUNY. Web. 15 Sep 2019.
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