Miguel Santos Complete Interview

Title

Miguel Santos Complete Interview

Description

This interview with Miguel Santos took place on March 1, 2012 in Buffalo, NY and was conducted by Stephanie Bucalo. Miguel arrived in Buffalo to find that there was a growing Hispanic population and became actively involved in supporting it. Miguel is deeply involved in the religious community and discusses its importance in establishing a strong Hispanic community. Miguel was also very involved in planning the annual Puerto Rican Day Parade. He gives an elaborate description of the parade’s history and who was fundamental in making it come to life. Miguel also discusses the advent of bilingual education, how the program has transformed over the years and the importance of having access to bilingual/multilingual education. Miguel is very proud of his heritage and loves to promote that very same pride within his community. It is not hard to miss his enthusiasm and passion for the history and culture of his community throughout the interview.
Esta entrevista con Miguel Santos tomó lugar el primero de marzo del año 2012 en Búfalo, NY y fue conducida por Stephanie Bucalo. Miguel llegó a Búfalo a descubrir que ya existía una comunidad hispana floreciente y se puso activamente involucrado en su apoyo. Miguel es profundamente involucrado en la comunidad religiosa y describe su importancia en estableciendo una comunidad hispana fuerte. Miguel también estaba muy involucrado en la planificación del Desfile del Día Puertorriqueño. Él da una descripción bien detallada de la historia del desfile y quien era fundamental del desarrollo del desfile. Miguel también explica el nacimiento del programa bilingüe, como se ha transformado el programa por los años y la importancia de tener acceso a la educación bilingüe/multilingüe. Miguel es muy orgulloso de su herencia y a él le encanta promover este mismo orgullo dentro de su comunidad. No es tan difícil de escuchar su entusiasmo para la historia y la cultura de su comunidad por toda la entrevista.

Source

Hispanic Heritage "Bring Us Your History!" Project

Publisher

Buffalo & Erie County Public Library

Date

2012-03-01

Rights

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Language

English

Location

Buffalo, NY

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