Audio Recordings "In our section there's a mixture -- we have Arabs, we have Hispanics, we have Italians, we have Blacks."

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Title
"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
1994-08-11
Subject Headings
-  Italian Americans
-  Oral history
-  Interviews
-  Sound recordings
-  Neighborhood
-  21st Avenue (Paterson, N. J.)
-  Ethnography
-  United States -- New Jersey -- Paterson
Genre
Ethnography
Interviews
Notes
-  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.
Medium
Digital Audio Tape
Call Number/Physical Location
AFC 1995/028: WIP-TDC-A008
Source Collection
Working in Paterson Project Collection (AFC 1995/028)
Repository
American Folklife Center
Digital Id
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.afc/afcwip.tca00803
Online Format
audio

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Working in Paterson Project collection, 1993-2002 (AFC 1995/028), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

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Carbonelli, Matthew, and Thomas D Carroll. "In our section there's a mixture -- we have Arabs, we have Hispanics, we have Italians, we have Blacks.". -08-11, 1994. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afcwip003886/. (Accessed February 22, 2017.)

APA citation style:

Carbonelli, M. & Carroll, T. D. (1994) "In our section there's a mixture -- we have Arabs, we have Hispanics, we have Italians, we have Blacks.". -08-11. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afcwip003886/.

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Carbonelli, Matthew, and Thomas D Carroll. "In our section there's a mixture -- we have Arabs, we have Hispanics, we have Italians, we have Blacks.". -08-11, 1994. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <https://www.loc.gov/item/afcwip003886/>.