Video interview with Aliz Henao Rodríguez and Teresa Rodríguez. Aliz Henao and Teresa Rodríguez arrived in the United States in December, 1969, from Colombia. They came first to Central Falls, Rhode Island. They were the third Colombian family that came to Central Falls. Aliz's father, Teresa's husband, named Latino Rodríguez, was a textiles mechanic, and he was recruited to come to Rhode Island to work in the textile industry. In their oral history they tell the story of how and why they came to the United States. They talk about life in Rhode Island and how the family made their way to Greenville, SC, in 1975. They detail how their entire family came to work in the textile industry in Greenville. They talk about the hard work, the many hours, the relationships with their American coworkers, and their life at home. Aliz Henao and Teresa speak about the social life in Greenville with other Colombians, the Knights of Columbus, dances, and the close connections. They conclude looking back fondly at their time in the United States, and in the textile industry in Greenville.
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Rodríguez, Aliz Henao; Rodríguez, Teresa; Kearns, Sofía; Ramos, Ingrid; Cox, Marina; and Maness, Whitney, "Aliz Henao Rodríguez and Teresa Rodríguez (nickname: las Latino)" (2018). Oral Histories of Colombian Textile Workers in Greenville, SC. 11.
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