Tom Padilla interviewed by Walter Saavedra

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Date: Time Period: 1960-2017
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:24530
Description: Tom speaks about his childhood. He grew up in Bayside, Queens in a middle-class home. He discusses living in the “suburbs” of Queens and having to take multiple buses to get chores/errands done. Tom a ... More
Date: Time Period: 1960-2017
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:24529
Description: Tom speaks about sending an email to the President of Queens College, seeking an “intellectual father” to help him understand his Hispanic heritage. He also mentioned that he told the President that h ... More
Date: Time Period: 1960-2017
Subject: Voting | Grandfathers
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:24528
Description: Tom talks about being involved politically and the importance of voting for your representative on all levels of government. He mentioned that his grandfather took him along at age 6 to vote.
Date: Time Period: 1960-2017
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:24527
Description: Tom says he now sees himself as a writer. He talks about leaving CNN and conducting research for his next writing project.
Date: Time Period: 1960-2017
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:24526
Description: Tom discusses how immigrants have influenced the city and its people.
Date: Time Period: 1960s-2017
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:33838
Description: Tom Padilla was born in Queens and grew up in the middle class suburb of Bayside with his mother, uncle and grandfather. He is part of a series of oral histories of Queens College alumni, collected by ... More
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