Interview with Georgina Falú on Jun 09, 2015, Segment 16
CENTRO: 100 Puerto Ricans Oral History Project, 2013-
Dr. Falú contrasts living her Afro-Puerto Rican identity in Puerto Rico and the mainland, recognizing that both places offer different experiences. She asserts that it is “easier” to live her African identity in the United States than in Puerto Rico because of the African American civil rights movement developed during the 1960’s. While in Puerto Rico she heard about these movements from a distance, they actually took place in American soil. Falú. She emphasizes that Puerto Ricans still need to embrace with pride their African roots.
June 9, 2015, Recording date
InterviewerLeonela Medina Baez
3h 29m 38.0s
Location of interview
New York City
Afro-Latino experience, Civil rights, Diaspora, Discrimination, Identity, Migration
CENTRO: 100 Puerto Ricans Oral History Project, 2013-. Interview with Georgina Falú on Jun 09, 2015, Segment 16: GFal.2015.06.09.16. Center for Puerto Rican Studies Library & Archives, Hunter College, CUNY. Web. 18 Sep 2019.
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