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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.

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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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This photo was taken at a wedding at the Asembleas Christianas Pentecostal Church on Seneca Street in Buffalo, NY. Anna Diaz is standing third from the right.

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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…

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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…

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The Puerto Rican Parade originated at the Immaculate Conception Church on Virginia Street 1974. The parade continued over the years and became a large scale community event. Participants would work on floats, costumes, and performance routines for…

http://workfiles.buffalolib.org/FatherAntonioRodriguez.mp3
This interview took place on July 31, 2012 at the West Seneca Library in West Seneca, NY. The interview was conducted by Stephanie Bucalo and accompanied by Casimiro Rodriguez. Father Antonio Rodriguez is a Spanish-born priest who was assigned to the…

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Father Antonio Rodriguez with Milagros Ramos, Hispanics United of Buffalo Banquet, 2007. Father Rodriguez is receiving the Community Service Award at the Buffalo Convention Center.

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Ladies Cursillo Movement de Colores - The Cursillo Movement was a pilgrimage to a place where parishioners could pray and get to strengthen their faith. This was a women's only group.

http://workfiles.buffalolib.org/LucyCandelario.mp3
This interview with Lucy Candelario took place on May 8, 2014 at the Father Belle Center in Buffalo, NY and was conducted by Stephanie Bucalo. Lucy was born in Buffalo, NY to a Puerto Rican migrant family. Lucy’s father and grandfather both worked…
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