Athens Oral History Project, AOHP 017 Miriam Hernandez interviewed by Soledad PalaciosAthens Oral History Project, AOHP 017 Miriam Hernandez interviewed by Soledad Palacios

Athens Oral History Project, AOHP 017 Miriam Hernandez interviewed by Soledad Palacios

Descriptive Summary

Title: Athens Oral History Project, AOHP 017 Miriam Hernandez interviewed by Soledad Palacios
Creator: Hernandez, Miriam
Creator: Palacios, Soledad
Dates: 2016 May 4
Extent: 1.0 interview
Collection Number: RBRL/361/AOHP
Repository: Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies
Abstract: Miriam Hernandez grew up in Athens, Georgia and currently works at her uncle’s restaurant, Tlaloc El Mexicano. In this interview, she talks about her family, her stepfather’s deportation, working from an early age, and becoming a young mother. She also reflects on her life experiences and how they have shaped her attitude.
Abstract: Miriam Hernandez se nació en Athens, Georgia y actualmente trabaja en el restaurante de su tío, Tlaloc El Mexicano. En esta entrevista, ella habla sobre su familia, la deportación de su padrastro, trabajando desde una edad joven y ser una madre jóven. Ella refleja sobre las experiencias de su vida y como han afectado su actitud.

Collection Description

Biographical note

Miriam Hernandez grew up in Athens, Georgia and comes from a mixed-cultural background. She started working while still in school, and currently works at her uncle’s restaurant, Tlaloc El Mexicano.

Scope and Content

Miriam Hernandez talks about her family, her father’s deportation to El Salvador, and beginning to work at an early age. She talks about becoming a young mother, refusing pressure to marry, and her relationships. Hernández also talks about her mother’s adoption of a baby boy. She reflects on how her life is like a telenovela, and how she strives to maintain a positive attitude.


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 017, 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 017 Miriam Hernandez video interview, 2016 May 4 (Extent: 42.0 minutes ) Access Online