Interview with Ronald Blackburn-Moreno on Aug 11, 2015, Segment 4, Part 5

CENTRO: 100 Puerto Ricans Oral History Project, 2013-

Blackburn-Moreno explains how Aspira branches opened up throughout the United States. For Aspira to be successful it needed to come from within the community, so they needed to find leaders in each major city. In 1968 they were able to incorporated Aspira in; New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Illinois, and Puerto Rico. Those Aspira organizations were independent and remain so to this day, they are 501c3 nonprofits, state-wide. In 1967, 1968 the Aspira’s decide to come together to create a Federation. Dr. Pantoja recruited people such as, Luis Nunez. Luis Nunez started in Aspira as an accountant and then became the head of Aspira of America.


Date
August 11, 2015, Recording date
Interviewee
Ronald Blackburn-Moreno
Interviewer
Brian Gutiérrez
Duration
4m 22.0s
Location of interview

Washington, DC

Language
English
Object Type
Moving Image
Identifier
RBM.2015.08.11.4.5
Related Keywords
Community, Education, Non-profit organizations
Individuals or Organizations Mentioned
ASPIRA Association, Luis Gutierrez, Billy Ocasio, Iris Martinez, ASPIRA Association
Related Places
Washington, DC (interview location), Chicago, IL (is referenced)
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Interview with Ronald Blackburn-Moreno on Aug 11, 2015, Segment 4, Part 1
Citation
CENTRO: 100 Puerto Ricans Oral History Project, 2013-. Interview with Ronald Blackburn-Moreno on Aug 11, 2015, Segment 4, Part 5: RBM.2015.08.11.4.5. Center for Puerto Rican Studies Library & Archives, Hunter College, CUNY. Web. 08 Aug 2020.
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