Title

Luciano Rodriguez oral history interview

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Interviewer

Rodriguez Miguel L.

Publisher

University of South Florida Libraries

Date

2007-11-11

Publication Date

3-29-2011

Abstract

Oral history interview with Tampa native Luciano Rodriguez. Rodriguez was born in Ybor City in 1938 and lived there with his family until he was ten. Rodriguez's family then moved to West Tampa as his father was concerned about their neighborhood's safety, and there was a strong Latin community in West Tampa. Rodriguez dropped out of school when he was sixteen, since he wanted to earn money and he thought he knew more than the teachers. When he was twenty, he and his wife, Sandra, eloped in Georgia because she was underage and her stepfather did not like him because he was Latin. The relationship between Rodriguez and his father-in-law was always strained, due to the father-in-law's racism against Hispanics and African Americans, but Rodriguez and his wife never experienced any conflict from other people in the community. In this interview, Rodriguez also shares some experiences from his childhood in Ybor City. His wife, Sandra Rodriguez, was also interviewed for the Ybor City Oral History Project.

Keywords

Interethnic marriage--Florida--Tampa, Hispanic Americans--Florida--Tampa, Hispanic American families--Florida--Tampa, Racism--Florida--Tampa, Ethnic Relations--Tampa, (Fla.)--20th century, History--Ybor City (Tampa, Fla.), Social Life and customs--Ybor City (Tampa, Fla.)

Description

1 sound file (62 min.) : digital, MPEG4 file

Subject: topical

Interethnic marriage--Florida--Tampa; Hispanic Americans--Florida--Tampa; Hispanic American families--Florida--Tampa; Racism--Florida--Tampa; Ethnic Relations--Tampa, (Fla.)--20th century; History--Ybor City (Tampa, Fla.); Social Life and customs--Ybor City (Tampa, Fla.)

Language

English

Type

Sound

Genre

oral histories, online audio

Format

audio

Holding Location

University of South Florida

Collection

Ybor City Oral History Project

Identifier

Y10-00094

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