Eth 125 assignment journal entry of a subordinate group member Mi Vida

Eth 125 assignment journal entry of a subordinate group member Mi Vida

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1 MI VIDA Mi Vida Shannon M. Turpyn Axia College
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2 MI VIDA In 1958 the Marquez-Figueroa family began to grow in Santurce, Puerto Rico, where the population is roughly 180,000. With the struggles that the family of five had they decided to migrate to the United States, this just following the ‘’ Great Migration ‘’. Upon settling in the Bronx Julia and Angel with their three small children, Armando, Carmen and Angel now faced new challenges and the process of assimilation. Going from the beautiful Island to the busy streets of New York City and finding jobs when The Great Depression hits. The language of the New Yorkers and the Islanders and fusing the two to make one. These are many of the difficulties the Marquez-Figueroa family will face on their journey to a better life.
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3 MI VIDA It was 1958 and Julia and Angel welcome the first addition to their family which is rooted in Santurce, Puerto Rico, Armando who is the oldest and my first uncle. Next is Carmen then Angel who is my father and the last born and the one who tells me the tales of their life. Julia and Angel are my grandparents and this is the story of their trip to the States as I was told. Prior to my families migration to the states Puerto Ricans were classifies as Spanish up until the Spanish American war then they gained the title of ‘’ Puerto Ricans ‘’. What made this trip easier was the need for passports was not there, in 1917 Congress approved the Jones
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Eth 125 assignment journal entry of a subordinate group member Mi Vida

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