Audio Recording "I came here in exile during Bautista's government in Cuba."
About this Item
- "I came here in exile during Bautista's government in Cuba."
- Contributor Names
- Carrera, Miguel de la (Narrator)
- Carrera, Antonio de la (Narrator)
- Carroll, Thomas D. (Interviewer)
- Created / Published
- Subject Headings
- - Emigration and Immigration
- - Cuban Americans
- - Lawyers
- - Oral history
- - Interviews
- - Sound recordings
- - 21st Avenue (Paterson, N. J.)
- - Ethnography
- - United States -- New Jersey -- Paterson
- - Interview with Antonio de la Carrera and Miguel de la Carrera.
- - Summary of audio segment: MC came here at age 5. Antonio brought him here then, but had been to the US many times before that. [Both men were born in Havana, Cuba.] Antonio met his wife while at Columbia University here, and returned to Cuba with her. He finally came back to the US in exile, during Batista's government in Cuba. That was in July 1958. He returned to Cuba in January 1959, and joined the revolutionary government of Cuba, where he stayed until the last day of December, 1960. Since then he's been here. AC lived with his in-laws in New York. His wife became a teacher in Fair Lawn, NJ, and they eventually moved there. AC worked for Merrill Lynch in New York for 8 years, then one day someone called him and asked whether he was going to a meeting of Cuban attorneys in Union City to ask that they be allowed to take the bar exam. AC went, found that many people there were angry, and demanding. But they knew no English, and AC thought that if they could be so demanding here without English he might be able to make out too [he could speak English at the time].
- Digital Audio Tape
- Call Number/Physical Location
- AFC 1995/028: WIP-TDC-A015
- Source Collection
- Working in Paterson Project Collection (AFC 1995/028)
- American Folklife Center
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- Online Format
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Working in Paterson Project collection, 1993-2002 (AFC 1995/028), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
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Chicago citation style:
Carrera, Miguel De La, Antonio De La Carrera, and Thomas D Carroll. "I came here in exile during Bautista's government in Cuba.". -09-03, 1994. Audio. https://0-www.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/item/afcwip003939/.
APA citation style:
Carrera, M. D. L., Carrera, A. D. L. & Carroll, T. D. (1994) "I came here in exile during Bautista's government in Cuba.". -09-03. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://0-www.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/item/afcwip003939/.
MLA citation style:
Carrera, Miguel De La, Antonio De La Carrera, and Thomas D Carroll. "I came here in exile during Bautista's government in Cuba.". -09-03, 1994. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afcwip003939/>.