Locations discussed: College Point, Queens, NY | College Point (New York, N.Y.)

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Date: Time Period: 1990s
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:19428
Description: Al talks about the history behind the Latimer House, and tells the story of Lewis Latimer and his work. He also outlines the steps he took to set up the Latimer House.
Date: Time Period: 1975 - 2016
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:19426
Description: Al Rankin talks about the events that the social clubs of Flushing would throw for fun. He describes how the businesses of Flushing have changed over the years.
Date: Time Period: 1975 - 2016
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:19425
Description: Al Rankin talks about the NAACP and the Flushing Democratic Club's work in Flushing. He discusses what type of members they had and the work they did.
Date: Time Period: 1975 - 2016
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:19424
Description: Al talks about his predictions for the future of Flushing. He thinks there will be more business in the area. He wants people who visit the Tennis Center to come to the downtown Flushing area more.
Date: Time Period: 1955 - 2017
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:22148
Description: Frank Fortino remembers his initial dislike for American food, especially hot dogs. Italian food was abundant in Queens so he did not remember missing anything in particular.
Date: Time Period: 1955 - 2017
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:22086
Description: Frank Fortino discusses the cultural differences between life in the United States and life in Italy. One major difference he recalls is American teenagers having the freedom to hang out in the street ... More
Date: Time Period: 1955 - 2017
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:22093
Description: The Fortino family decided to move to the United States because they already had relatives in the United States. In 1952, Frank's family began the immigration process. Ten years later, his father was ... More
Date: Time Period: 1955 - 2017
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:22099
Description: Frank discusses his experiences as a child in Calabria, Italy. Coming from extreme poverty, life was difficult. He explains daily life in Southern Italy, and how poverty motivated his family's decisio ... More
Date: Time Period: 1955 - 2017
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:22057
Description: Maria Fortino talks about her family's journey to the United States. She and her family traveled by passenger ship called the Raffaello. Her family chose to travel via ship instead of by airplane beca ... More
Date: Time Period: 1955 - 2017
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:22097
Description: Maria Fortino talks about attending school in College Point. She recalls staying in class during lunch with her teachers to read book. She did this in hopes of becoming more fluent in English.
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