Oral history interview with Gladys, 2008

 

Name
Gladys, 1940- (Interviewee)
Dore, Elizabeth (Interviewer)
Campos, L (Interviewer)
Title
Oral history interview with Gladys, 2008
Abstract
Gladys begins the first session remembering her childhood and the death of her mother. Gladys discusses racism in Cuba, especially during her childhood. She also recalls the changes that took place in Guantanamo during the Revolution. Gladys discusses the difficulties of being a single mother. She then discusses the departure of her son. In the second session, Gladys recalls the changes in her pol itical outlook with the arrival of the Revolution and the family ruptures that followed. Gladys reflects on what she dreamed for the Revolution and what ended up happening. Gladys then reflects on machismo and the role of healers on the island Gladys comienza la primera sesión recordando su niñez y la muerte de su madre. Gladys dialoga sobre el racismo en Cuba, especialmente durante su infancia. También recuerda los cambios que se dieron en Guantánamo durante la Revolución. Gladys discute las dificultades de ser madre soltera. Luego, dialoga sobre la partida de su hijo. En la segunda sesión, Gladys recuerda los cambios en su visión política con la llegada de la Revolución y las rupturas familiares que se produjeron luego. Gladys reflexiona sobre lo que ella soñó para la Revolución y lo que terminó aconteciendo. Luego, Gladys reflexiona sobre el machismo y sobre el rol de los curanderos en la isla
Collection Name
Cuban Voices oral history collection
Subjects
Cuba Social conditions 1990-; Cuba Economic conditions 1990-; Cuba Politics and government 1990-; Gladys, 1940-
Format
oral histories
Genre
Interviews
Date
2008
Physical Description
101 pages
Note (Biographical)
Gladys was born in Guantanamo, Cuba in 1940. There, she studied at a private academy. She then moved with her aunt to Camagüey, where she received a public education. Her mother died when she was a child. She worked at the military base in Guantánam o. Later, she worked in schools and hospitals as a cook. She had two sons, one of whom went into exile. Gladys was interviewed for the project that led to the book How Things Fall Apart. The name is a pseudonym for the project
Gladys nació en Guantánamo, Cuba, en 1940. Allí, estudió en una academia privada. Luego, se mudó junto a su tía a Camagüey, donde recibió una educación pública. Su madre murió cuando era niña. Trabajó en la base militar de Guantánamo. Lu ego, trabajó en escuelas y hospitales como cocinera. Tuvo dos hijos, uno de los cuales se exilió. Gladys fue entrevistada para el proyecto que culminó en la publicación del libro How Things Fall Apart. El nombre es un seudónimo para el proyecto
Note
Interviewed by Elizabeth Dore and L. Campos in October of 2006 and January of 2008
Note (Provenance)
Rachel Dore-Weeks, Gift, 2023
Language
Spanish
Library Location
Columbia Center for Oral History, Columbia University
Browse Location’s Digital Content
Catalog Record
17703074
Also In
Oral History Archives at Columbia
Persistent URL
https://dx.doi.org/10.7916/1akk-3203
Related URLs
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