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Gateways/Portales: Interview with Pamela Sanchez and Her Sister

Object Details

Creator
Anacostia Community Museum
Scope and Contents
Pamela Sanchez talked about her family and where they lived; growing up in Atlanta, Georgia; her experience attending college in Boston, Massachusetts; her arrival in Charlotte, North Carolina and her first impressions; and how Charlotte has changed. Sanchez described the Georgia and North Carolina communities in which she lived. She talked about the origin and growth of her father's company, Norsan Media; the public relations work she does for the company; and how Latino media landscape has changed. Sanchez spoke about the origin and evolution of the festival 'Hola Charlotte,' and described how it was different from other festivals. 'Hola Charlotte,' started in 2012, was the first Latinx Heritage Festival in uptown Charlotte. The festival included a Latin American village which featured authentic clothing, art, music, dance, and culture from a variety of Latin American countries. When the village was added to the festival in 2013, it featured 10 countries; in 2016, the village featured fifteen countries. Sanchez also talked about what makes her happy, proud; lessons she has learned; and what she does for fun. After Sanchez's interview, she and her sister talked about their family (parents from Mexico); growing up in Atlanta; Norsan Media, the company their father started; their father's work ethic; and working in the national sales department of Norsan Media. Clips of this interview were included in 'Local Media' and 'Hola Charlotte' sections of the exhibition.
Interview. Related to exhibition 'Gateways/Portales.' The MP4 video files are grouped with related SMI files, PPN files, XML documents, and BIM files. Dated 20160325.
Date
2016 March 25
Extent
39 Video recordings (MP4 Video (.MP4), born digital)
1 Sound recording (AIFF Sound (.aif), born digital)
Type
Archival materials
Video recordings
Sound recordings
Topic
Hispanic Americans
Latin Americans -- United States
Immigrants
Communities
Place
Washington (D.C.)
Baltimore (Md.)
Charlotte (N.C.)
Raleigh (N.C.)
United States
Collection Rights
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Citation
Gateways/Portales: Interview with Pamela Sanchez and Her Sister, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
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