Interview with Juan J. González on April 8, 2016, Segment 2, Parts 1 & 2

CENTRO: 100 Puerto Ricans Oral History Project, 2013-

González (born in 1962) discusses other leaders he remembers in the early Puerto Rican community of the 1950s-1960s. Of note are Don Mario and Doña Carmen Rodríguez, the premiere Latino family in Camden. Arriving in the 1920s, they were the first Latino family in Camden and grew increasingly active as the community developed. Their son Mario Jr. held several city and state appointments. Their son Joseph is the first Latino Federal Judge appointed in the State of New Jersey. González mentions another Rodríguez family involved in local politics who lived in his neighborhood on Benson Street. Both Rodríguez families were involved in the San Juan Bautista Parade. In part 2 González follows up with leaders actively involved with the rebirth of the San Juan Bautista Parade in 1982 after its 10 year hiatus following the 1971 Camden riots. Those individuals are his mother Ramona Martínez González, Juan Ramon Donez, Hilda Negron, and Carmen Lucy Martínez, a close friend and protege of Ramona. In other correspondence and video, González also mentions Antonia Colon and Alicia Santos, as well as Wilfredo Feliciano and Carmen Pérez of Puerto Rican Unity for Progress (PRUP).


Date
April 8, 2016, Date created
Interviewee
Juan J. González (lawyer)
Interviewer
Elizabeth A. Burbach Gallardo
Duration
4m 3.0s
Location of interview

Interview Location: Camden, NJ

Language
English
Object Type
Moving Image
Identifier
JJG.2016.04.08.2.1.2
Related Keywords
Activism, Community leaders, Riots
Individuals or Organizations Mentioned
Mario Rodríguez, Mario Rodríguez, Jr., Joseph H. Rodríguez, Ramona Martínez González, Juan Ramon Donez, Hilda Negron, Carmen Lucy Martínez, San Juan Bautista Parade, United States. District Court (New Jersey), Puerto Rican Unity for Progress
Related Places
Camden, NJ (interview location), Camden, NJ (is referenced)
Related Dates
1950s, Date mentioned
1960s, Date mentioned
August 1971, Date mentioned
1982, Date mentioned
Related Items
Interview with Juan J. González on April 8, 2016, Segment 4
Interview with Juan J. González on April 8, 2016, Segment 8
Interview with Juan J. González on April 8, 2016, Segment 13
Citation
CENTRO: 100 Puerto Ricans Oral History Project, 2013-. Interview with Juan J. González on April 8, 2016, Segment 2, Parts 1 & 2: JJG.2016.04.08.2.1.2. Center for Puerto Rican Studies Library & Archives, Hunter College, CUNY. Web. 18 Sep 2019.
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