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StoryCorps Historias / by Maria Hinojosa | February 25, 2010

StoryCorps Historias

StoryCorps Historias is an initiative to record the diverse stories and life experiences of Latinos in the United States. Sharing these stories celebrates our history, honors our heritage, and captures the true spirit of our community. It will also ensure that the voices of Latinos will be preserved and remembered for generations to come. Copies of stories gathered through StoryCorps Historias are archived at the Library of Congress for future generations to hear.

Greer Family of Miami
Dr. Pedro “Joe” Greer has been practicing medicine for more than 25 years and is known for his work in creating medical clinics for the homeless. Serving homeless families has become something of a calling for Dr. Greer, and he tells his wife Janus the story of how he devoted himself to this calling.


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New York’s Pedro Pietri
Pedro Pietri was more than a New York poet. He gave a voice to a generation that initially espoused a Nuyorican identity. Here, Pietri’s friend Jesús “Papoleto” Melendez tells poet Frank Perez about Pietri’s last moments as he died on March 3rd, 2004.


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The next stop on the StoryCorps Historias national tour is Fresno, California.
StoryCorps stories were produced by Nadia Reiman and Vanara Taing. The Senior Producer for StoryCorps is Michael Garofalo.

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