Title

Sandra Rodriguez oral history interview

Files

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Interviewer

Rodriguez Miguel L.

Publisher

University of South Florida Libraries

Date

2007-10-24

Publication Date

3-29-2010

Abstract

Oral history interview with Sandra Rodriguez, a native of Tampa, Florida. Rodriguez was born in 1943 and grew up in North Tampa, in what was then a predominantly white community of Florida Crackers (white people of non-Hispanic ancestry). In 1959, at the age of fifteen, she married Luciano Rodriguez, a Spanish/Cuban American. They had to elope in Georgia because her parents were opposed to the interracial marriage. Rodriguez did not find the transition to a Hispanic family difficult, though not speaking Spanish sometimes made her feel isolated. She never experienced any problems because she was married to a Hispanic man, and several of their friends and family members were also in interethnic relationships. Her husband, Luciano 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, Ethnic Relations--Tampa, (Fla.)--20th century

Description

1 sound file (54 min.) : digital, MPEG4 file

Subject: topical

Interethnic marriage--Florida--Tampa; Hispanic Americans--Florida--Tampa; Hispanic American families--Florida--Tampa; Ethnic Relations--Tampa, (Fla.)--20th century

Language

English

Type

Sound

Genre

oral histories, online audio

Format

audio

Holding Location

University of South Florida

Collection

Ybor City Oral History Project

Identifier

Y10-00093

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