Ana Encarnación video interview and biography

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Ana Encarnación video interview and biography

Description

Ana Encarnación is from the San Juan metropolitan area of Puerto Rico and describes growing up there in the late 1930s and 1940s. She arrived in Chicago in the 1950s, settling in Old Town, along the border dividing Old Town from neighboring Lincoln Park. She lived on the south side of North Avenue, at the corner of Sedgewick. When the Young Lords decided in 1968 to start to defend the Puerto Ricans and the poor from being displaced, it was her dream come true to join the Young Lords Movement. She saw it as a way to help her people. Ms. Encarnación was in nursing and so she began to work in the Young Lords’ Emeterio Betances Free Health Clinic. Ms. Encarnación describes how the volunteer staff, including herself, not only provided many long hours of free services to the Puerto Ricans and poor of Lincoln Park but when money was low, they also donated from their own personal savings to keep the clinic afloat.

Coverage

2012-07-10

Rights

Publisher

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

Contributor

Jiménez, José, 1948-

Identifier

RHC-65_Encarnacion_Ana

Format

video/mp4
application/pdf

Type

Moving Image
Text

Language

spa

Date

2017-05-10

Título

Ana Encarnación 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
Centros médicos--Illinois--Chicago
Puertorriqueños--Illinois--Chicago--Condiciones sociales
Renovación urbana--Illinois--Chicago
Puerto Rico--Autonomía y movimientos independentistas

Citation

Encarnación, Ana, “Ana Encarnación video interview and biography,” Digital Collections, accessed July 15, 2018, https://digitalcollections.library.gvsu.edu/document/24349.
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