Audio Recordings "In our section there's a mixture -- we have Arabs, we have Hispanics, we have Italians, we have Blacks."
Carroll, Thomas D.
21st Avenue (Paterson, N. J.)
- "In our section there's a mixture -- we have Arabs, we have Hispanics, we have Italians, we have Blacks."
- Contributor Names
- Carbonelli, Matthew (Narrator)
- Carroll, Thomas D. (Interviewer)
- Created / Published
- Subject Headings
- - Italian Americans
- - Oral history
- - Interviews
- - Sound recordings
- - Neighborhood
- - 21st Avenue (Paterson, N. J.)
- - Ethnography
- - United States -- New Jersey -- Paterson
- - Interview with Matthew Carbonelli.
- - Summary of audio segment: TC asks if the Hispanics are all divided into neighborhoods? MC says no, no such thing. Inneighborhood, see all Hispanics, but a lot of Italians live there too. A lot of people have been here for generations and have no intention of moving out. Will be there till they pass on. MC muses and asks, is there an Italian community? Answers himself, Yes. Are they all in one section? Answers, No. And in our section, there's a mixture: Italians, Hispanics, Blacks. And we all seem to be getting along. But when we [Italians] first moved there, they [the Dutch] didn't like us [because we weren't Dutch]. So what are we supposed to say to the Hispanics? We don't like you because you're not Italian? You don't do that, so you just have to learn to get along with each other.
- Digital Audio Tape
- Call Number
- AFC 1995/028: WIP-TDC-A008
- 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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