Eldelmira Cruz video interview and biography

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Eldelmira Cruz video interview and biography

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Eldelmira Cruz is from San Lorenzo, Puerto Rico. She migrated to the Chicago Lincoln Park neighborhood in 1969 and lived right by the People’s Church. Her memories of her early days in Chicago include the work the Young Lords were doing as they grew into a human rights movement. Ms. Cruz recalls the fight in the courts for the Free Community Day Care Center, the Free Breakfast for Children Program, and the Ramón Emeterio Betances Free Health Care Clinic. She and her children also used these resources. Ms. Cruz describes a culture shock as she says she grew up all her life in the countryside in Puerto Rico. Ms. Cruz participated and volunteered in the Young Lords People’s Church.

Date

2012-06-27

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Grand Valley State University. University Libraries. Special Collections & University Archives

Contributor

Jiménez, José, 1948-

Identifier

RHC-65_Cruz_Eldermina

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video/mp4
application/pdf

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Moving Image
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Language

spa

Título

Eldelmira Cruz vídeo entrevista y biografía

Sujetos

Young Lords (Organización)
Puertorriqueños--Estados Unidos
Derechos civiles--Estados Unidos--Historia
Lincoln Park (Chicago, Ill.)
Puertorriqueños--Relatos personales
Idioma español--Relatos personales
Justicia social
Activistas comunitarios--Illinois--Chicago
Puertorriqueños--Illinois--Chicago--Vida social y costumbres

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Cruz, Eldelmira, “Eldelmira Cruz video interview and biography,” Digital Collections, accessed September 20, 2021, https://digitalcollections.library.gvsu.edu/document/24237.
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