Daisy De Jesus Interview One, Tape 1, Side A

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

De Jesus discusses her early life. She was born in Puerto Rico and migrated to New York City with her family in 1950. She described her family background and her life growing up in the Chelsea neighborhood in Manhattan. She also discusses her experiences as a lesbian and her feelings about gay and lesbian liberation in the late 1960s. De Jesus talks about the creation of Salsa Soul Sisters and how being the leader of the group impacted her life. She emphasizes her identity as a Puerto Rican lesbian with strong links to her homeland.


Date
January 16, 2008, Recording date
Interviewee
Daisy De Jesus
Interviewer
Lillian Jiménez
Duration
46m 18.0s
Language
English
Object Type
Sound
Identifier
COHP.DJD.2008.01.16.1a
Related Keywords
Migration, Partners, Discrimination, Night clubs, LGBT
Individuals or Organizations Mentioned
Esperanza Perez, Ava Gardner, Altagracia Ortiz, Cenet Morena, Bruni Vega, Diana Caballero, Sonia Bailey, Lovina Pinson, Harriet Austin, Sharon Lucas, Tippy Harrison, Cassandra Grant, Salsa Soul Sisters, National Association of Social Workers, Latino Commission on AIDS, Catholic Youth Organization, City University of New York. John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Columbia University
Related Places
Chelsea (is referenced), Caguas, PR (is referenced), Manhattan (is referenced), Philadelphia (is referenced), London (is referenced)
Related Dates
1950, Date mentioned
1960s, Date mentioned
1974, Date mentioned
Related Items
Daisy De Jesus Interview Two, Tape 1, Side B
Citation
CENTRO: Centro Oral History Project (COHP) / Latino Educational Media Center (LEMC), 2003-2008. Daisy De Jesus Interview One, Tape 1, Side A: COHP.DJD.2008.01.16.1a. Center for Puerto Rican Studies Library & Archives, Hunter College, CUNY. Web. 15 Sep 2019.
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