Audio Recordings "In those days you had to fight to survive, but I made it."
Carroll, Thomas D.
21st Avenue (Paterson, N. J.)
- "In those days you had to fight to survive, but I made it."
- Contributor Names
- Garcia, Felix (Narrator)
- Carroll, Thomas D. (Interviewer)
- Created / Published
- Subject Headings
- - Games
- - Oral history
- - Interviews
- - Sound recordings
- - Law enforcement
- - 21st Avenue (Paterson, N. J.)
- - Ethnography
- - United States -- New Jersey -- Paterson
- - Interview with Felix Garcia.
- - Summary of audio segment: FG said he never had a bike when he was a kid. His toys were guns, and a glove [baseball glove] and a bat, that's all. He came from a very poor family, came from the ghetto. There drugs, and you had to fight to survive. But FG is fortunate that he made it. Some of his friends got into drugs, committed crimes, a lot of them are dead today. He can pick 20 or so of his classmates from the yearbook who are no longer alive, because of drugs. So he tells his kids they're fortunate that they have parents who can provide for them.
- Digital Audio Tape
- Call Number
- AFC 1995/028: WIP-TDC-A018
- Source Collection
- Working in Paterson Project Collection (AFC 1995/028)
- American Folklife Center
- Digital Id
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Working in Paterson Project collection, 1993-2002 (AFC 1995/028), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
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