Interview with Juan J. González on April 8, 2016, Segment 4

CENTRO: 100 Puerto Ricans Oral History Project, 2013-

González discusses the history and development of the San Juan Bautista Parade of Camden, New Jersey. The parade was started in 1957 by parishioners of Our Lady of Fatima Church, the first Spanish-speaking Puerto Rican/Latino church in Camden. Led by Father Leonard Carrieri, the parade began as a small religious procession in celebration of Saint John the Baptist, patron saint of Puerto Rico. González tells of the parade's growth until its suspension by the city after the 1971 riots, its rebirth as a non-profit in 1982 with the help of Puerto Rican Unity for Progress (PRUP), the establishment of an educational scholarship program, and the parade's status today as "part of the social fabric of the city and the surrounding communities"- both a celebration of Puerto Rican culture and a civic activity attended by residents throughout the Delaware Valley.


Date
April 8, 2016, Date created
Interviewee
Juan J. González (lawyer)
Interviewer
Elizabeth A. Burbach Gallardo
Duration
5m 50.0s
Location of interview

Interview Location: Camden, NJ

Language
English
Object Type
Moving Image
Identifier
JJG.2016.04.08.4
Related Keywords
Activism
Individuals or Organizations Mentioned
Leonard Carrieri, Ramona Martínez González, Our Lady Of Fatima Church, Puerto Rican Unity for Progress, San Juan Bautista Parade
Related Places
Camden, NJ (interview location), Camden, NJ (is referenced), Philadelphia (is referenced)
Related Dates
1957, Date mentioned
August 1971, Date mentioned
1982, Date mentioned
Related Items
Interview with Juan J. González on April 8, 2016, Segment 2, Parts 1 & 2
Citation
CENTRO: 100 Puerto Ricans Oral History Project, 2013-. Interview with Juan J. González on April 8, 2016, Segment 4: JJG.2016.04.08.4. Center for Puerto Rican Studies Library & Archives, Hunter College, CUNY. Web. 16 Nov 2019.
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Repository
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