Interview with Bob Cortes on April 27, 2016, Segment 2

CENTRO: 100 Puerto Ricans Oral History Project, 2013-

Cortes expresses his admiration for Puerto Rican baseball player Roberto Clemente, and remembers listening to the radio announcement that Clemente' airplane crashed while attempting to deliver relief supplies to victims of the earthquake in Nicaragua. He also discusses how he and his family moved back to Santa Juanita in Bayamon, Puerto Rico when his father was laid-off from the textile factory. He compares the big schools in Brooklyn with the small school in Bayamon, where all learning was in Spanish, a language that he knew but did not mastered. Cortes identified himself as a Puerto Rican con "la mancha del platano".


Date
April 27, 2016, Recording date
Interviewee
Bob Cortes
Interviewer
Mareitssa Griggs
Duration
2m 39.0s
Location of interview

Florida

Language
English
Object Type
Moving Image
Identifier
BCor.2016.04.27.2
Related Keywords
Public schools, Spanish language, Baseball, Gangs
Individuals or Organizations Mentioned
Pittsburgh Pirates, Roberto Clemente, Pittsburgh Pirates
Related Places
Aguadilla, PR (is referenced), Ponce, PR (is referenced), Bedford-Stuyvesant (is referenced), Brooklyn (is referenced)
Related Dates
1972, Date mentioned
1970s, Date mentioned
Citation
CENTRO: 100 Puerto Ricans Oral History Project, 2013-. Interview with Bob Cortes on April 27, 2016, Segment 2: BCor.2016.04.27.2. Center for Puerto Rican Studies Library & Archives, Hunter College, CUNY. Web. 22 Jul 2019.
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