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Interview with Lauir Marques

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Title

Interview with Lauir Marques

Date

3/19/17

Publisher

HI251C: History of Latinx in the U.S.

Description

Larry talked about how moving as a young boy affected how he views his own identity and others identity.

Language

English

Type

oral history

Abstract

This is an interview between a father and daughter, where they discuss his experience of moving from Brazil to the United States when he was still in grammar school. He moved in 1971, to Garfield, New Jersey with his mother and step-dad for the economic opportunity. They talk about his struggle of moving to a country without speaking or understanding the native language. He gained friends despite the language barrier and proved himself to his peers as someone who is intelligent. Since he moved at such a young age, his view of identity and nationality never became a central idea to how he defined himself or viewed others. He found himself transcending ethnic lines and able to connect with everyone, never finding the need to seek out those within the Brazilian community.

Oral History Item Type Metadata

Interviewer

Marques, Allison

Interviewee

Lauir Marques

Collection

Citation

“Interview with Lauir Marques,” Skidmore Saratoga Memory Project, accessed October 17, 2017, http://ssmp.skidmore.edu/document/607.

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