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Rosa Jimenez oral history interview, 2011

Date: 2011 | Identifier: OH0265
Audio recording and text transcription of a Latino oral history for an event held at Joyner Library on April 10, 2011. Ms. Jiminez was born in Zacualpan, Nayarit, Mexico, one of thirteen children. Her father traveled seasonally to and from California to work in the fields, sometimes taking the children with him. She married and settled in North Carolina, where her husband manages field workers, and she assists migrant families with food and trips to the doctor. She speaks of the difficulties of raising her children in the United States, including the language barrier when she needs to communicate with their schools. Yet she places a lot of importance on her sons' educations and does not wish to return to Mexico. The interview forms part of the Latino Oral History Archive, and was conducted by Drs. Ricardo Contreras (Anthropology, ECU) and David Griffith (Anthropology and Coastal Science and Policy, ECU) with funding from the North Carolina Humanities Council. more...