Interview with Roberto Medina on April 4, 2015, Segment 1, Part 1

CENTRO: 100 Puerto Ricans Oral History Project, 2013-

Medina talks about his family and early life, including his experiences as a student in Puerto Rico and his process of adaptation after he arrived to Chicago at the age of 13. He explains that his father was the first to migrate to Chicago in 1949 and the rest of the family joined him within the next two years. Medina emphasizes his initial reluctance to move to the United States because he was aware of the situations of discrimination against minorities. Medina refers to his participation in the youth organization, YMCA, where he gave his first steps as an activist.


Date
April 4, 2015, Recording date
Interviewee
Roberto Medina
Interviewer
Ivis Garcia
Duration
15m 45.0s
Location of interview

Chicago, IL

Language
English
Object Type
Moving Image
Identifier
RMed.2015.04.04.1.1
Related Keywords
Children, Families, Migration, Sports teams
Individuals or Organizations Mentioned
Colegio San Conrado, Harrison Technical High School, YMCA, Jose Quintana, Colegio San Conrado, Harrison Technical High School, YMCA
Related Places
Añasco, PR (is referenced), Ponce, PR (is referenced), Utuado, PR (is referenced), Chicago, IL (is referenced), Aibonito, PR (is referenced), Chicago, IL (interview location)
Related Dates
1949, Date mentioned
1950, Date mentioned
1951, Date mentioned
1952 – 1955, Date mentioned
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Interview with Roberto Medina on April 4, 2015, Segment 1, Part 6
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Interview with Roberto Medina on April 4, 2015, Segment 1, Part 4
Interview with Roberto Medina on April 4, 2015, Segment 1, Part 3
Interview with Roberto Medina on April 4, 2015, Segment 1, Part 2
Citation
CENTRO: 100 Puerto Ricans Oral History Project, 2013-. Interview with Roberto Medina on April 4, 2015, Segment 1, Part 1: RMed.2015.04.04.1.1. Center for Puerto Rican Studies Library & Archives, Hunter College, CUNY. Web. 23 Oct 2019.
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