Interview with José Rafael Méndez on December 9, 2016, Segment 21

CENTRO: 100 Puerto Ricans Oral History Project, 2013-

Méndez talks about his experience in school while growing up in Tarrytown, New York. He asserts that he benefited from attending a progressive school where he did not face racial discrimination. He also recalls the importance of his relationship with his grandparents, from whom he learned Spanish, and who helped shaped his personal identity.


Date
December 9, 2016, Recording date
Interviewee
José Rafael Méndez
Interviewer
Leonela Medina Baez
Duration
4m 48.0s
Location of interview

Center for Puerto Rican Studies, Hunter College, CUNY, New York, NY

Language
English
Object Type
Moving Image
Identifier
JRM.2016.12.09.21
Related Keywords
Public schools, Spanish language, Neighborhoods, Identity
Individuals or Organizations Mentioned
New York University, New York University
Related Places
Center for Puerto Rican Studies (interview location), Tarrytown, NY (is referenced), Manhattan (is referenced), The Bronx (is referenced), Rockwood Hall State Park (is referenced), St. Mary's Park (is referenced)
Citation
CENTRO: 100 Puerto Ricans Oral History Project, 2013-. Interview with José Rafael Méndez on December 9, 2016, Segment 21: JRM.2016.12.09.21. Center for Puerto Rican Studies Library & Archives, Hunter College, CUNY. Web. 19 Oct 2019.
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Repository
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