Eladio Falcão Oral History

Eladio Falcão | We Celebrated our Independence Together

Eladio Falcão (b.1972), was born in Brazil and brought up in Rio de Janeiro in the town of Nova Iguaçu. He came to Martha’s Vineyard to visit a friend when he was 19, and captured by the Vineyard, he stayed. Since arriving he has worked as a bartender, a groundskeeper, and has volunteered at libraries to teach Portuguese. In this clip from a 2006 interview, Eladio talks of the challenges of his and others’ immigration journeys from Brazil to the United States.

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Title We Celebrated our Independence Together
Date 2006
Type Oral History
Thematic Collection Oral History
Interviewer Linsey Lee
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