Interview with Lydia Valencia on May 10, 2016, Segment 4

CENTRO: 100 Puerto Ricans Oral History Project, 2013-

Valencia talks about the dangers that began to eat away the strong sense of community in El Barrio, particularly from the viewpoint of her mother: the increasing prevalence of marijuana and heroin and the ascendance of gang life. Valencia illustrates with a story of how she discovered a gun in the bedroom of her brother, Rafael, who was being pressured to join a gang and her mother, Virginia, confronting the gang leader.


Date
May 10, 2016, Recording date
Interviewee
Lydia Valencia
Interviewer
Elizabeth A. Burbach Gallardo
Duration
3m 35.0s
Location of interview

Puerto Rican Congress of New Jersey

Language
English
Object Type
Moving Image
Identifier
LyVa.2016.5.10.4
Related Keywords
Community, Drugs, Gangs, Heroin
Individuals or Organizations Mentioned
Virginia Rodríguez La Llave, Rafael Morales
Related Places
Lakewood, NJ (interview location), El Barrio (is referenced), Central Park (is referenced)
Related Dates
1940s, Date mentioned
1950s, Date mentioned
Citation
CENTRO: 100 Puerto Ricans Oral History Project, 2013-. Interview with Lydia Valencia on May 10, 2016, Segment 4: LyVa.2016.5.10.4. Center for Puerto Rican Studies Library & Archives, Hunter College, CUNY. Web. 23 Sep 2019.
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Repository
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