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Ruth Hernandez Interview

 Digital Record
Identifier: Hernandez, Ruth


  • Digitized: November 11, 2008


Summary Note

Ruth Hernandez is interviewed by Knajee Byers. She begins by discussing the move from Puerto Rico to New York City in 1946 where her uncle was living. She move there with her mother, sister, grandmother and cousin. Her father stayed behind but eventually joined them. She lived in New York City until 1984 when she moved to Manheim. She also discussed how different living in New York City was from Puerto Rico. She goes on to discuss working as a guidance counselor in New York City and The School District of Lancaster. She touches on race relations and segraegation and talks about how keeping her culture and heritage is important, especially in the ways children are raised, teaching them to be respectful of their elders, etc.

Physical Description Note

Audio recording: 00:21:34

Rights Statement Note

This interview may be used only for non-commercial educational purposes. Commercial publication requires permission and is subject to a fee. Contact Millersville University Archives, Millersville University, Millersville, PA 17551 (717) 872-3624 or

Physical Description Note

Audio recording: 00:21:34

Publisher Note

Publisher: Millersville University of Pennsylvania

Repository Details

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