Oral history interview, Miguel Medina, 2013 (video and transcript)
Boulder County Latino History Project, Maria Rogers Oral History Program, and Carnegie Branch Library for Local History, Boulder Public Library. Click on the above link to access complete bibliographic information.
Miguel Medina describes his childhood years in Puerto Rico, his immigration to the United States as a teenager, and challenging years in Cleveland and Chicago when he struggled to bring up seven children as a single parent. Eventually, he moved to Longmont and opened Casa Medina, which became not only a successful music business, but also community hub. Mr. Medina talks about the ways in which he has aided members of the Latino community, from taking new arrivals under his wing to translating and assisting many Spanish-speaking members of Colorado’s minor and major league baseball teams. He also has been an active participant in community endeavors such as creating Longmont’s Multicultural Plan and supporting Democratic Party politicians.
Longmont; Puerto Rico
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Carnegie Branch Library for Local History, Boulder