Rosa Meria Hernández video interview and biography

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Rosa Meria Hernández video interview and biography

Description

Rosa M. Hernández grew up on Orchard Street in Chicago. Like many of the Puerto Rican women of that era, she grew up sheltered while boys were free to stay out late and roam the streets. Ms. Hernández was the neighborhood store errand girl, it was a way to be free and visit with her friends and neighbors. Down the street at Burling and Armitage, the Black Eagles, Paragons, Flaming Arrows, Imperial Aces, Continentals, Trojans and Young Lords would hang out daily until the early hours of the morning, drinking and talking. Ms. Hernández knew everyone of importance in the neighborhood from youth to adults. She recalls how everyone in the neighborhood watched out for each other and that even the alleged gangs were polite and courteous to their neighbors. Her oral history provides much insight into everyday life in Lincoln Park during that significant era in the early to mid-1960s for the Puerto Rican community.

Date

2012-03-28

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Publisher

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

Contributor

Jiménez, José, 1948-

Identifier

RHC-65_Hernandez_Rosa

Format

video/mp4
application/pdf

Type

Moving Image
Text

Language

eng

Título

Rosa Meria Hernández vídeo entrevista y biografía

Sujetos

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

Citation

Hernández, Rosa, “Rosa Meria Hernández video interview and biography,” Digital Collections, accessed September 18, 2021, https://digitalcollections.library.gvsu.edu/document/24552.
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