Format Audio Recordings
Contributors Carbonelli, Matthew
Carroll, Thomas D.
Dates 1994
Location New Jersey
United States
Language English
Subjects 21st Avenue (Paterson, N. J.)
Italian Americans
Oral History
Sound Recordings
"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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