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Jorge O. Elorza, elected Mayor of Providence in 2014, is the first Guatemalan elected official in the State of Rhode Island.

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Photos, stories and items that tell the story of Dominican immigration to Rhode Island

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This logo was commissioned by Marta V. Martínez and created by Elisa D. Martínez.

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Fresco / Mural found in the site of the Juanita Sánchez Educational Complex. Commissioned by the Rhode Island Foundation Juanita Sánchez Community Fund.

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Gilberto Garcia, working at Rhode Island Lace Works in the 1980s.

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Joseph Guittari, owner of Lyon Fabrics, and his son, Jay hired textile workers from Barranquilla and Medellín, starting in 1965 and until it was sold. Formerly Royal Little Mill, which moved to Pawtucket.

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The first Latino/Caribbean restaurant in Rhode Island.

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This is the site of Fefa's Market original location, the first bodega in Rhode Island.

Bomes Theatre 1017 Broad St. Providence, RI 02907

Site of original Fefa's Market c1978.mp4
Fefa's Market was the first bodega in Rhode Island. The owners were Antonio and Josefina Rosario.

Assisting the nearly 300 Cuban refugees living in Rhode Island is the purpose of the newly formed Cuban Club. Discussing future plans are (l-r) Mrs. Felipe Eiras, treasurer; Mrs. Virginia Salabert; Dr. Eduardo Salabert, president, and Mr. Raul…
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