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The Unión Puertorriqueña de Ayuda Mutua was an organization formed to help newly arrived Hispanics/Latinos to the region. They provided translation services as well as assistance going to places such as the doctor's office or governmental entities…

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Musical performances were integral parts of Hispanic celebrations. Super Trio was a popular performance group in the local Hispanic community.

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The Puerto Rican Cultural Community Center was established by community member Stephanie Berrios on Swan Street in Buffalo, NY. Stephanie Berrios started this center because she loved the community and wanted to provide a community venue for children…

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PODER is a university sponsored civic group that was formed in 1969. They originally formed the group to bring a greater awareness to the Hispanic population within the university. At this time, there were few Hispanic students represented at this…

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The Agustín "Pucho" Center was organized on the East Side of Buffalo. It was constructed by its own members in 1969. The center provided a venue for community events such as dances, weddings, funerals and other gatherings. The center was named after…

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The Pentecostal Church is one of many sects of Christianity practiced by Hispanics in Western New York. In 1952, the first Pentecostal Church was established in Buffalo under the Concilio Latinoamericano. The Pentecostal Church provided structure and…

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Raul Russi was the first Puerto Rican police officer in the City of Buffalo. He became a political activist and helped elect the first Hispanic judge in the City's history. He served as the Assistant Superintendent of the Erie County Correctional…

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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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Los Hermanos Rodriguez were a trio of musicians who played at various community events and were very well known within the community. Hermanos Rodriguez they entertained in many family, and community gatherings with their authentic music from Puerto…

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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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