Juana “Jenny” Jiménez video interview and biography

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Juana “Jenny” Jiménez video interview and biography

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Juana “Jenny” Jiménez is one of José “Cha-Cha” Jiménez’s sisters. She was born while her father, Antonio, worked as a seasonal farm laborer, or tomatero, in the late 1940s for Andy Boy Farms at a migrant camp in Minot, Massachusetts near Concord. They picked vegetables primarily for the Campbell Soup Company. In 1951 the family moved to Chicago to be closer to other relatives who had been living in La Clark since the late 1940s. Jenny grew up in Lincoln Park and in Wicker Park. When she became pregnant, but was unmarried, she was placed temporarily in a juvenile home for girls run by Catholic nuns. It is there that Jenny developed her spirituality and she remains very active in her community to this day, including working on behalf of her husband’s baseball and bowling leagues and running a Boy Scout troop to support her own and other neighborhood children in Puerto Rico. She now lives in Camuy, Puerto Rico.

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2012-05-10

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

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Jiménez, José, 1948-

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RHC-65_Jimenez_Juana

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video/mp4
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Moving Image
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eng

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Juana Jiménez vídeo entrevista y biografía

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Juana Jiménez es una hermana de José “Cha-Cha” Jiménez. Nació en Minot, Massachusetts cerca de Concord donde su padre trabajo como tomatero para Andy Boy Farms en 1940. Aquí recogieron vegetables para la compañía de Campbell Soup. En 1951 la familia se cambio a Chicago para acercarse con familiares que vivían en La Clark. Juana creció en Lincoln Park Wicker Park. Cuando se embarazo, antes de tener esposo, la mandaron a una casa para mujeres jóvenes que era atendida por monjas Católicas. Aquí es donde ella desarrollo su espirituelidad y todavía sigue muy dedicada en su comunida igual que ayudando los equipos de Béisbol y boliche en que esta su esposo y corriendo el grupo de Boy Scout para sus hijos y los del vecindario. Ahora vive en Camuy, Puerto Rico.

Sujetos

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

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Jiménez, Juana, “Juana “Jenny” Jiménez video interview and biography,” Digital Collections, accessed December 9, 2021, https://digitalcollections.library.gvsu.edu/document/24563.
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