Interview with Manuela Cruz Lozano

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Description

Interview with Manuela "Nellie" Cruz Lozano about her life in Kansas City's Westside neighborhood. She recalls people and businesses that populated the neighborhood during her youth, her parents' immigration to Kansas City from Mexico, and the stress of attending English language school after being raised in a Spanish-speaking home. She also shares memories of the 1951 flood, raising her family, furthering her education, working at an area daycare, and dancing at local fiestas.

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Audio Recording
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Length
38:55
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Digital Object Identifier
MVSC-HISPANIC-Lozano-Manuela-Cruz
Acknowledgement
This project was funded in part by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by the Missouri State Library.
Shelf Location

Hispanic Oral History Collection, SC69-1, https://kchistory.org/islandora/object/kchistory%3A62948

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Disclaimer
This oral history recording is presented as a historical document of the recollections and opinions of persons living and/or working in Kansas City when the history was conducted. Minor edits have been made to remove pauses, interruptions and verbal tics, and the recording is otherwise verbatim as it was captured. These oral histories represent the thoughts and opinions of the original participants and do not reflect the views of the Kansas City Public Library or its partner organizations in this oral history project.