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http://workfiles.buffalolib.org/HHCphoto_3Kings03.jpg
The 3 Kings Celebration is a large community festival taking place in January. Local organizations and/or churches organize festivities each year. Community members design costumes and decorate various venues to celebrate the arrival of the 3 Kings.

http://workfiles.buffalolib.org/AliciaPortugues.mp3
This interview with Alicia Portugues was conducted by Maritza Vega in Buffalo, NY. Alicia Portugues migrated to Buffalo with her family. Alicia focuses her interview on where she grew up in Buffalo and her time with at the Mexican Club.

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…

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Angeline and Ramiro Ortiz

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http://workfiles.buffalolib.org/CasimiroRodriguez.mp3
Cas was born in Lackawanna, NY in 1955 and his sister in 1956. Cas grew up in the Baker Home Projects, right across the street from the plant's parking lot. In 1968 his family moved to the Allentown area (Mariner Street) in Buffalo. He was born and…

http://workfiles.buffalolib.org/DeliaLydiaRodriguez.mp3
This interview with Delia Lydia Rodriguez took place on September 29, 2012 in her home in Buffalo, NY and was conducted by Stephanie Bucalo and Casimiro Rodriguez. Lydia was born in Hormigueros, Puerto Rico but moved first to Virginia with her…

http://workfiles.buffalolib.org/ErniePerez.mp3
This interview with Ernie Perez took place in Buffalo, NY and was conducted by Stephanie Bucalo. Ernie was born in Puerto Rico but moved with his family to Buffalo in 1956. He is the youngest of 20 children. Ernie’s family learned about job…

http://workfiles.buffalolib.org/JuanAlsace.mp3
Juan is 81 years old and he was born in Santo Domingo in 1931. He came to the United States in 1955 to achieve a better life for his family. He and his family spent two years in New York City before coming to Buffalo in 1958. Juan and his wife were…

http://workfiles.buffalolib.org/MaryLouGonzalez.mp3
This interview with Mary Lou and Carmen Gonzalez (Along with Carmen’s nephew whose name is currently unavailable) took place on September 15, 2013 in at Carmen’s home in South Buffalo, NY and was conducted by Stephanie Bucalo. Carmen was born in…

http://workfiles.buffalolib.org/NoemiVelazquez.mp3
This interview with Noemi Velazquez took place on July 23, 2014 in Buffalo, NY and was conducted by Maritza Vega. Noemi was born in Puerto Rico and migrated with her family to Western New York. Noemi explains why so many Puerto Ricans migrated to the…
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