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http://workfiles.buffalolib.org/AliciaGranto.mp3
This interview with Alicia Granto took place on August 26, 2013 in Buffalo, NY and was conducted by Stephanie Bucalo. Alicia was born in Cuba but later migrated with her family to Niagara Falls, NY. Alicia was fifteen years old when she first arrived…

http://workfiles.buffalolib.org/AnaVelazquez.mp3
This interview with Ana Velazquez took place on September 6, 2013 in Orchard Park, NY and was conducted by Stephanie Bucalo. Ana Velazquez grew up in Texas with her family until they later moved to Bay City, Michigan where her parents found new…

http://workfiles.buffalolib.org/BenjaminMatta.mp3
This interview with Benjamin Matta took place on August 7, 2013 at his home in Hamburg, NY and was conducted by Stephanie Bucalo. Benjamin Matta was born in Puerto Rico and came to the Brooklyn with the rest of his family after his father found…

http://workfiles.buffalolib.org/CarmenRodriguez.mp3
Carmen Rodriguez was born in Puerto Rico and arrived in Buffalo to reunite with her sister. Carmen did not speak English when she arrived but could read and write. Her brother-in-law brought her to the unemployment office where she found a job…

DoraEsplugas.mp3
This interview with Dora Esplugas and her sister Rosa (last name unknown) was conducted on August 21, 2013 in Orchard Park, NY and was conducted by Stephanie Bucalo. Dora and Rosa were born in Havana, Cuba and we exiled by the Castro regime for…

http://workfiles.buffalolib.org/EleanorPaterson.mp3
This interview with Eleanor Paterson took place at Erie Community College (ECC) in Downtown Buffalo, NY. Eleanor is the director of the Bilingual Program at ECC and has been a part of the Hispanic Women’s League since 1983. Eleanor comes from a…

http://workfiles.buffalolib.org/HHCphoto_ElsiePacheco.jpg
Estrada (Elsie Pacheco) was best known in the Hispanic community as an advocate for Latina rights. She also was involved in bringing services to the Hispanic Attica inmates. Counselor Educational Opportunity Program – University of Buffalo.

http://workfiles.buffalolib.org/EvelynPizarro.mp3
Evelyn Pizarro was born in Puerto Rico and migrated to Buffalo with her family. Her father originally travelled to Western New York as a migrant worker and eventually decided to stay in the area and establish a home for him and his family. Evelyn…

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http://workfiles.buffalolib.org/HHCphoto_Ed001.jpg
Herman Badillo Community School was the location of the first bilingual education program in Western New York and began in 1971. It was named after the first Puerto Rican to be elected as New York City Borough President of the Bronx and as a United…

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The Hispanic Women's League was formed in 1979 by a group of professional Latinas who wanted to provided financial assistance to younger Latinas to be "more than just housewives". At this time women were becoming more involved in professional careers…
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