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Adriana Isaza Dawson

Because my family was one of the first arrivals, they really cast a wide net for other families that were arriving. What I witnessed growing up was the ability for my family to reach out and help these other families have safe landings

Ramon Morales | Johnny Chimi

Everyone knows him as “Johnny Chimi” but his name is Ramon Morales. What he is most known for is the red food truck parked set back on Broad Street. An interview confirms it was the first Chimi truck in the Broad Street neighborhood.

Alberto Moronta

I began cutting hair at a place called "The Talk of the Town," located on Oxford Street. All the Hispanics started coming there so I can cut their hair, so it was then that I decided to open my own business. In 1986, I opened Alberto's Hair Salon on Broad Street.

Pablo Rodríguez, MD

My greatest contribution is basically to change people's minds about Latinos. That to me is the most important role that I play and I serve in this community because there are not that many role models, visible role models in the community.

Acelia "Ada" Terrero

Ada Terrero made some of the best cakes her friends and neighbors ever had. So when she started selling her creations from her Provi­dence home, she immediately had orders for numerous parties and weddings. Little did she know that she was launching the first Latin-American bakery in Rhode Island.

Tony Affigne

Tony ran for office in 1982, when the Latino community was still in its infancy in terms of political involvement. As a candidate for Ward 3 City Council, he vowed to make change within the political arena, for all.
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