Oral Histories of Colombian Textile Workers in Greenville, SC

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Sarah Barnett; Emma Bondy; Sofía Kearns


Sarah Barnett; Emma Bondy; Sofía Kearns


Video interview with Amparo Muñoz. Amparo came to the United States in 1963. She first lived in New York. In her oral history she tells of how she made her way to Greenville, SC, in the 1970's, and began working in the textile industry there. Amparo brought her family to Greenville, and she talks about them, and shares memories of Greenville in the seventies, discrimination and race relations, working in the textile mills, the working conditions, and their social life. -- Amparo passed away in May 2019 shy of a year after our interview. She left a lasting memory in us with her brightness, sense of humor, love and optimism. We had lots of fun interviewing her, and miss her very much. EN ESPAÑOL: Amparo falleció en mayo del 2019, menos de un año después de que la entrevistamos. Nos dejó recuerdos perdurables con su chispa, su sentido de humor, su cariño y optimismo. Nos divertimos mucho entrevistándola, y la extrañamos muchísimo.

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Faculty Scholarship, Student Scholarship




Greenville (S.C)


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Amparo Muñoz