Otis R. Anthony; Fred Beaton
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Francisco Rodriguez, Sr. discusses the history of Ybor City's Afro-Cuban community. Rodriguez came to Tampa in 1909 and worked in the cigar factories for decades; he describes the factories and other customs. His son, Francisco Rodriguez, Jr., a prominent attorney who was involved in several civil rights lawsuits, is also present during the interview and adds comments.
Cuban Americans, Florida, Tampa, Cigar industry, African Americans, History
1 sound file (84 min.) and 1 transcript (6 p.)
Cuban Americans--Florida--Tampa; Cigar industry--Florida--Tampa; African Americans--Florida; African Americans--History--Florida
Interview conducted August 11, 1978. Interviewed by Otis R. Anthony and members of the Black History Research Project of Tampa. Other interviewers for the Black History Research Project of Tampa were Fred Beaton, Joyce Dyer, Herbert Jones, and Shirley Smith.
University of South Florida
Otis R. Anthony African Americans in Florida oral history project
Rodriguez, Francisco A., "Francisco Rodriguez, Senior Oral History Interview" (2009). Otis R. Anthony African Americans in Florida Oral History Project. 55.