David Mojica video interview and biography

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David Mojica video interview and biography

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David Mojica is a very important, unsung hero in the history of Puerto Ricans in Chicago. He has volunteered his services in Humboldt Park. Mr. Mojica has been the head of the Cocineros union for many years, helping to provide jobs and distributing Puerto Rican pride flags and shirts, and good tasting fast food to the entire community. Mr. Mojica was also one of the primary Puerto Rican community workers that helped to elect Harold Washington, during his first bid for mayor. He volunteered every day at the Fullerton Ave. near Western Ave. in the “Washington for Mayor” office. Mr. Mojica’s work included distributing flyers and posters, identifying registered voters, and phone canvassing. Mr. Mojica was also a Young Lord who helped to organize the first Hispano rally for Harold Washington at North West Hall in 1982, and the victory rally at Humboldt Park during the first official Mayor’s Neighborhood Festival where over 100,000 Puerto Ricans attended.

Date

2012-01-22

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

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Jiménez, José, 1948-

Identifier

RHC-65_Mojica_David

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video/mp4
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Moving Image
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Language

eng

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David Mojica 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
Chicago (Ill.). Alcalde (1983-1987 : Washington)

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Mojica, David, “David Mojica video interview and biography,” Digital Collections, accessed October 25, 2021, https://digitalcollections.library.gvsu.edu/document/24590.
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