Interview with Juan J. González on April 8, 2016, Segment 3

CENTRO: 100 Puerto Ricans Oral History Project, 2013-

González talks about the concerns of the Camden Puerto Rican community as he was growing up in the 1960's-1970's, a time and place characterized by inner city turbulence, urban decay, and rioting related to, among other things, economic downturn and unemployment due to de-industrialization and white flight to suburbia. González addresses what he remembers of how activists, most who arrived in the 1940's-1950's, worked to improve the quality of life in the community during this time for established residents and for new Puerto Rican and Latino migrants to the area. González emphasizes core concerns were on providing employment and community services and language assistance. Puerto Rican Unity for Progress (PRUP) is one social service agency to come out of those efforts.


Date
April 8, 2016, Date created
Interviewee
Juan J. González (lawyer)
Interviewer
Elizabeth A. Burbach Gallardo
Duration
3m 26.0s
Location of interview

Interview Location: Camden, NJ

Language
English
Object Type
Moving Image
Identifier
JJG.2016.04.08.3
Related Keywords
Activism, Community-based organizations, Social services
Individuals or Organizations Mentioned
Ramona Martínez González, Juan José González Vázquez, Puerto Rican Unity for Progress
Related Places
Camden, NJ (interview location), Camden, NJ (is referenced)
Related Dates
1940s, Date mentioned
1950s, Date mentioned
1960s, Date mentioned
1970s, Date mentioned
Citation
CENTRO: 100 Puerto Ricans Oral History Project, 2013-. Interview with Juan J. González on April 8, 2016, Segment 3: JJG.2016.04.08.3. Center for Puerto Rican Studies Library & Archives, Hunter College, CUNY. Web. 22 Sep 2019.
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Repository
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