This is my Aunty Blase, my father's older sister. She taught me many things in my lifetime, but the two most important things were to take pride in my cultural heritage and not to take things personally. The Puerto Ricans in Hawaii are far removed from Puerto Rico. Growing up, I couldn't differentiate between Puerto Rican culture and what was brought into our family from the other people and cultures that worked the sugar cane fields in Hawaii. Aunty Blase taught me about my culture. I'm full blooded Puerto Rican and everything I know about Puerto Rico came from her. I am privileged to have been able to call her Aunty for 41 years. She was tough as nails and when she spoke I listened, because she always has something to say worth listening to. Gone, but always appreciated and never forgotten. You inspire me to keep my face to the light, thank you.Laurene Camacho, 9/30/2017


Blase Camacho Souza giving a speech

Blase Camacho Souza Papers, 1899-2003

Blase Camacho Souza dando un discurso

Blase Camacho Souza
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Women, Community leaders
Blase Camacho Souza Papers, 1899-2003. Blase Camacho Souza giving a speech: BCSo_b11_f01_0004. Center for Puerto Rican Studies Library & Archives, Hunter College, CUNY. Web. 04 Aug 2020.
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