Migrant Workers

Experiences: The migrant workers interviews were the result of a Marygrove College travel seminar to Homestead, Florida. Future plans for this collection are to link the migrant experiences of the southern US with the migrant experiences of Detroit.

 
Mercedes Echevaria

Mercedes Echevaria

Marygrove College professor Dena Scher interviews Mercedes Echevaria about her experiences coming to the United States from Cuba. Mercedes came to the United States via Mexico in 1968 when she was around ten years old with her mother and siblings. Mercedes' father came to the United States a few years before to find work earn enough money to bring his family.

 

  • Date Interviewed: Tuesday, 04 March 2008
  • Interviewer: Dr. Dena Scher
  • Marygrove Archives ARC-SP 0100 File #12

Nulca Lerebours

Marygrove College professor Dena Scher interviews Nulca Lerebours about her experiences coming to the United States from Haiti. Nulca came to the United States in 1968 at age 26 with her husband. Nulca speaks about her journey from New York to Florida with her children, her involvement with the church and community, and how Haitians are living in Florida.

  • Date Interviewed: Wednesday, 05 March 2008
  • Interviewer: Dr. Dena Scher
  • Marygrove Archives ARC-SP 0100 File #11

Cosmae Perez

Cosmae Perez

Marygrove College professor Dena Scher interviews Cosmae Perez about his experiences working the United States as a migrant. Cosmae was born in Mexico from Mexican American parents. After he quit school at the age of sixteen, Cosmae began to work - first locally and then as a migrant worker.

  • Date Interviewed: Wednesday, 05 March 2008
  • Interviewer: Dr. Dena Scher
  • Marygrove Archives ARC-SP 0100 File #10

Esperanza Perez

Esperanza Perez

Marygrove College professor Dena Scher interviews Esperanza Perez about her experiences coming to the United States from Mexico. Esperanza's mother crossed into Texas while pregnant and gave birth so that Esperanza would be registered as an American citizen. Esperanza lived in Mexico and immigrated to the Unites States when she was nine. Esperanza talks about migrant work and how she met her husband, Cosmae, and their family.

  • Date Interviewed: Tuesday, 04 March 2008
  • Interviewer: Dr. Dena Scher
  • Marygrove Archives ARC-SP 0100 File #9

 

 

 


Freddie Rodriguez

Freddie Rodriguez

Marygrove College professor Dena Scher interviews Freddie Rodriguez about his experiences coming to the United States from El Salvador. Freddie came to the United States in 1995 when he was seven years old with his siblings. Rodriguez's parents came illegally to the United States a few years before. In his first years in Florida, Freddie and his brothers were set apart by their language barrier, but they eventually overcame that obstacle.

  • Date Interviewed: Wednesday, 12 May 2010
  • Interviewer: Dr. Dena Scher
  • Marygrove Archives ARC-SP 0100 File #8

 

Detroit Journeys Collection

Detroit Journeys Collection

The Detroit Journeys Collection features interviews focusing on the experiences of individuals migrating within the U.S. or from outside the U.S. to Detroit, Michigan.

Experiences Collection

Experiences Collection

The Experiences Collection features two sections. The first section includes interviews with women from Bennett College who participated in the Woolworth's Lunch Counter civil rights demonstration in Greensboro, North Carolina. The second section includes interviews with migrant workers from Homestead, Florida.

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