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Oral history interview with Enrique Watson

Creator:
Watson, Enrique interviewee
Black Mosaic: community, race, and ethnicity among Black immigrants in Washington, D.C
Subject:
Anacostia Community Museum
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum
Physical description:
Sound recording: 1 sound cassette
Sound recording: 1 sound disk CD-R
Culture:
African American
Panamanian Americans
Type:
Sound recordings
Oral history
Interviews
Place:
Panama
Date:
1975
Notes:
The Center for Anacostia Studies was the predecessor of the Anacostia Neighborhood Museum research department.
Summary:
Enrique Watson is interviewed about his childhood in Panama and his reasons for moving the the U.S. He attributes his desire to immigrate to the opportunity of higher education and teaching jobs in the U.S. as opposed to Panama. He discusses his family structure growing up in Panama and what it was like to be raised by two aunts due to having a very large nuclear family. An abbreviated transcript of the interview is available for reference in the archives.
An interview of Enrique Watson, conducted 1991 April 11 for the Black Mosaic exhibition. Black Mosaic was an exhibition exploring the immigration of people of African descent from Central and South America and the Caribbean to the Washington Metropolitan Area. The show was organized by the Anacostia Museum and held there from August 21, 1994 through August 7, 1995
Cite as:
Black Mosaic, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Topic:
Immigrants
Museum exhibits
Local number:
AV000727
AV000881
Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

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