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Torres-Ortíz Family Papers
Identifier: MSS 39
Abstract The Torres-Ortíz’s were a three generations Puerto Rican middle class family that migrated to New York in the 1920s. The Torres-Ortíz experiences and successes in a “separate but equal” United States highlights the privileges they brought with them from the island. It seems that the family not only self-identified; but were also often treated as white by other white Americans. Their higher economical standing also accounts for their unique experience in the US compared to other struggling...