Interview with Marcos Dimas on August 8, 2013, Segment 2

CENTRO: 100 Puerto Ricans Oral History Project, 2013-

Dimas discusses how he was taught basic English in public school while growing up in Puerto Rico, and then when he moved stateside, he learned American street slang. He went to the High School of Fashion Industries to become a tailor, then after graduation, he went to work in a factory. He later fought in the Vietnam War, and he states that he saw a lot of poverty and discrimination, and that Puerto Ricans couldn not be with white or black people in the same areas.


Date
August 8, 2013, Recording date
Interviewee
Marcos Dimas
Interviewer
Shakti Castro
Duration
13m 25.0s
Location of interview

East Harlem, NY

Language
English
Object Type
Moving Image
Identifier
MDim.2013.08.08.2
Related Keywords
Bilingualism, Discrimination, Factory workers, Vietnam War, Poverty, Veterans, Military service, Fashion
Individuals or Organizations Mentioned
Martin Luther King, Jr., School of Visual Arts, Kent State University, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of the City of New York, High School of Fashion Industries
Related Places
El Barrio (interview location), Puerto Rico (is referenced), Vietnam (is referenced), South Carolina (is referenced), Virginia (is referenced), Korea (is referenced), Washington, DC (is referenced), New York City (is referenced)
Related Dates
1966, Date mentioned
Citation
CENTRO: 100 Puerto Ricans Oral History Project, 2013-. Interview with Marcos Dimas on August 8, 2013, Segment 2: MDim.2013.08.08.2. Center for Puerto Rican Studies Library & Archives, Hunter College, CUNY. Web. 12 Nov 2019.
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Repository
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