Founded in 1992 at The City College of New York, the Dominican Studies Institute of the City University of New York is the first and only university-based research institute in the United States devoted to the study of people of Dominican descent.
Film, Video, Audio Collection
The Evolution of an Ethnic Community: Dominican-Americans in Upper Manhattan
The Evolution of an Ethnic Community: Dominican-Americans in Upper Manhattan. Organized by the CUNY Dominican Studies Institute and the City College Libraries. New York, 2001. English. Color; 60 minutes. VHS.
This is the opening reception of the exhibit "The Evolution of an Ethnic Community: Dominican-Americans in Upper Manhattan," that introduced the complexity of the Dominican community in the diaspora, its history, culture, tradition, and changes. It illustrates various stages in the life of Dominican New Yorkers and their American experience. The exhibit was curated by librarians Sarah Aponte, Robert Laurich, Julio Rosario, and Sydney Van Nort. The opening event includes Pamela Gillespie (City College Libraries Chief Librarian), Silvio Torres-Saillant (Syracuse University), Ramona Hernández (CUNY Dominican Studies Institute), the Dominican-American fiction writer Angie Cruz, and the Afro-Dominican music performance by Boni Raposo and La 21 División.
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