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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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Leslie Martinez, 2014 June 6

Biographical note

Leslie Martinez was born to Honduran parents in New York City and raised in the Bronx, New York. Martinez received a B.A. in history from Baruch College and an leadership and museum education from Bank Street College of Education, both in New York City. Martinez worked at several museums in New York City and as a program manager at Cool Culture, an organization that provides low-income families with free access to New York City’s cultural institutions.

Scope and Contents

In the interview, Leslie Martinez discusses her family's Garifuna heritage; parents' immigration to the Bronx, New York from Limon, Honduras; and experiences as a black Spanish speaker in New York City. Interview conducted by Jennifer Scott.

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

  • African Americans -- New York (State) -- Bronx County
  • Cultural identity
  • Garifuna (Caribbean people) -- New York (State) -- New York
  • Honduras
  • Race identity
  • Spanish language
  • West Indian Americans -- New York (State) -- New York

Subject Places

  • Bronx (New York, N.Y.)
  • United States |x Emigration and immigration