Athens Oral History Project, AOHP 016 Lili Roberts interviewed by Soledad PalaciosAthens Oral History Project, AOHP 016 Lili Roberts interviewed by Soledad Palacios

Athens Oral History Project, AOHP 016 Lili Roberts interviewed by Soledad Palacios

Descriptive Summary

Title: Athens Oral History Project, AOHP 016 Lili Roberts interviewed by Soledad Palacios
Creator: Palacios, Soledad
Creator: Roberts, Lili
Dates: 2016 April 21
Extent: 1.0 interview
Collection Number: RBRL/361/AOHP
Repository: Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies
Abstract: Lili Roberts was born in Guadalajara, Mexico, moved to Athens, Georgia in 1996 and works as a manager at the restaurant Taqueria La Parrilla. Among other things, she discusses her work at the restaurant, her philosophy as a manager, her identity as a Latina woman, and her love for her family and the city of Athens.
Abstract: Lili Robert se nació en Guadalajara, México y se mudó a Athens, Georgia en 1996 donde trabaja actualmente como gerente en el restaurante Taquería La Parrilla. Entre otras cosas, ella discute su trabajo en el restaurante, su filosofía acerca ser un gerente, su identidad como mujer latina y su amor por su familia y la ciudad de Athens.

Collection Description

Biographical note

Lili Roberts was born in Guadalajara, Mexico and moved to Athens, Georgia in 1996. She worked for a time as a bank teller and hospital records organizer, until she was asked by the Haro family to become a manager at their restaurant Taquería La Parrilla, where she has worked since.

Scope and Content

Lili Roberts talks about her move to Athens in 1996 to be with her future husband, the growth of the city and the Latino community in Athens since then, and her work at a bank and a private hospital before accepting a position as manager at Taquería La Parrilla. She discusses the good relationship between the owners and the employees, her philosophy as a manager, and dealing with disrespectful clients. Robert also reflects on the good customer relationships, the culture of family in the restaurant, and customer appreciation and loyalty. Roberts also talks about being a Latina woman, being inspired by older women, and being involved in the community through her church. She talks about her husband, her children, and helping other immigrants adjust to life in the U.S.


Administrative Information and Restrictions

Custodial History note

The Athens Oral History Project was initiated in 2014 to document modern Athens history, roughly from the mid-twentieth century to the present. Interviews cover topics such as neighborhoods and communities in Athens, civil rights demonstrations, African American history, as well as personal histories of narrators.

Preferred citation

Athens Oral History Project, AOHP 016, Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies, University of Georgia Libraries, Athens, Georgia, 30602-1641.

Copyright Information

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Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared by Russell staff, 2016.


Related Materials

Access Points

Audiovisual.
Hispanic Americans
Oral histories.

Related Collections in this Repository

Athens Oral History Project


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

AOHP 016 Lili Roberts video interivew, 2016 April 21 (Extent: 47.0 minutes ) Access Online