Hispanic Populations and Culture

Bridgeport’s Hispanic Community:  Rediscovering Elizabeth Medina, Hispanic Activist and Reporter
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Bridgeport’s Hispanic Community: Rediscovering Elizabeth Medina, Hispanic Activist and Reporter

By Benjamin Ortiz During the late 40's and early 50's, Bridgeport was an important nucleus for the migration of Puerto Ricans and many Cubans. They left their Caribbean homeland in search of better opportunities for their families. These pioneering families such as the Pericas, Faria, Medina, Diaz, Arias, and Batalla, are just ...