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Oral history interview with Julia Lara

Creator:
Lara, Julia 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
Sound recording: 1 sound disk CD-R
Culture:
African American
Hispanic Americans
Dominican
Type:
Sound recordings
Oral history
Interviews
Place:
Dominican Republic
Date:
1975
Notes:
The Center for Anacostia Studies was the predecessor of the Anacostia Neighborhood Museum research department.
Summary:
Julia Lara is interviewed about her early childhood in the Dominican Republic and what life was like when she immigrated to New York. She recalls the family structure and gender roles dominant in Dominican life and states that the economic situation during Trujillo's reign influenced many Dominicans to migrate elsewhere. Lara discusses how devastating it was for her when she came to the U.S. and realized that being black was viewed as a negative thing for which people would feel sorry for her and treat her badly. She also talks about being caught between two worlds - that of the African American population and that of the Latino population, neither of which she fit completely. An abbreviated transcript of the interview is available for reference in the archives.
An interview of Julia Lara, conducted 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
Discrimination
Local number:
AV000751
AV000862
AV000863
Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

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