Interview with Lewis Colón on September 19, 2014, Segment 1

CENTRO: 100 Puerto Ricans Oral History Project, 2013-

Colón describes his family background, his childhood upbringing, and how his family influenced him as a person. He also reflects on his time in the military, and the prejudice that he and others faced as people of color both past and present, including issues of colorism.


Date
September 19, 2014, Recording date
Interviewee
Lewis Colón
Interviewer
Shakti Castro
Duration
11m 48.0s
Location of interview

Center for Puerto Rican Studies

Language
English
Object Type
Moving Image
Identifier
LCol.2014.09.19.1
Related Keywords
Families, Veterans, Employment, Racism, Military service, Discrimination, Vietnam War, Gulf War
Individuals or Organizations Mentioned
Felix Colón Santana, City University of New York. John Jay College of Criminal Justice, United States. Navy, City of New York Police Department, Bronx County (N.Y.). District Attorney's Office
Related Places
Center for Puerto Rican Studies (interview location), The Bronx (is referenced), Buffalo, NY (is referenced), Puerto Rico (is referenced), Vietnam (is referenced), Upper West Side (is referenced)
Related Dates
1950s, Date mentioned
Citation
CENTRO: 100 Puerto Ricans Oral History Project, 2013-. Interview with Lewis Colón on September 19, 2014, Segment 1: LCol.2014.09.19.1. Center for Puerto Rican Studies Library & Archives, Hunter College, CUNY. Web. 23 Oct 2019.
Use Restrictions

In Copyright - Educational Use Permitted In Copyright - Educational Use Permitted

Rights Holder
Center for Puerto Rican Studies, Library & Archive
Repository
Center for Puerto Rican Studies, Library and Archives
Center for Puerto Rican Studies | Hunter College | 695 Park Ave | New York, NY 10065
c 2015 Center for Puerto Rican Studies | Privacy Policy | Disclaimer