Anthony, Otis R.; Beaton, Fred
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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.) : digital, MPEG4 file + ;
Cuban Americans--Florida--Tampa; Cigar industry--Florida--Tampa; African Americans--Florida; African Americans--History--Florida
Oral histories; Online audio
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.
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Otis R. Anthony African Americans in Florida oral history project
Rodriguez, Francisco A. Sr.; Black History Research Project of Tampa; University of South Florida Libraries -- Florida Studies Center.|Oral History Program; and University of South Florida -- Tampa Library, "Francisco Rodriguez, Senior" (2009). Otis R. Anthony African Americans in Florida Oral History Project. 55.