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Lideres Latinos Oral History Project: Interview with Edgardo E. Rodriguez
Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Edgardo E. Rodriguez was born in Puerto Rico. Rodriguez worked at Price Waterhouse as a senior accountant before being lured to International Multifoods as an assistant controller. Once retired, Rodriguez became the treasurer of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the Chicano Latino Affairs Council (CLAC). He became involved with communities after joining the Metropolitan Economic Development Association (MEDA), a nonprofit dedicated in helping communities of color with their businesses. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Family background; religious influences; financial struggles; education; job history as an accountant; Minnesota weather and ethnic environment; MEDA involvement; Hispanic community and culture; Venezuela; helping Latino businesses; Small Business Champion of the Year for Minnesota and the Midwest; addressing education and documentation for the Latino community; importance of learning English and computer skills for Latinos; music and art; VocalEssence; and community participation.
Quantity 1 digital file
53 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 01:27:09 running time
Creation Interviewer: Duarte, Lorena
Narrator: Rodriguez, Edgardo E.
Made in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States
Subjects Hispanic Americans
Made in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States
Dates Creation: 10/25/2010
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
ID Number OH135
Accession Number AV2011.2.30
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Lideres Latinos Oral History Project'