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Guide to the Crossing Borders, Bridging Generations oral history collection 2011.019

128 Pierrepont Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11201

Brooklyn Historical Society

Collection processed by Julia Lipkins with assistance from Elena Locascio

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Daniel Latorre, 2013 September 20

Biographical note

Daniel Latorre was born to a Norwegian American mother and a Colombian father in Bogotá, Colombia. He was raised in Bogotá, San Diego, California, and Minneapolis, Minnesota. Latorre attended the University of Wisconsin at Madison and founded Wise City, a civic engagement and product strategy company in New York City.

Scope and Contents

In the interview, Latorre discusses his racial identity; encounters with racism in San Diego and Minneapolis; educational experiences; career path; romantic relationships; parents' courtship and marriage; siblings' connection to their Colombian heritage; and experience during the September 11 terrorist attacks. Interview conducted by Rebecca Jacobs.

Conditions Governing Access

Access to the interview is available onsite at the Brooklyn Historical Society's Othmer Library. The Brooklyn Historical Society does not have permission to license oral history audio recordings or transcripts to third parties.

Subject Topics

  • Colombians -- California -- San Diego
  • Colombians -- Minnesota -- Minneapolis
  • Passing (Identity)
  • Race identity
  • Racially mixed families
  • Racially mixed people
  • September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001

Subject Places

  • Bogotá (Colombia)
  • Greenpoint (New York, N.Y.)
  • Minneapolis (Minn.)
  • San Diego (Calif.)