HARLEMS CELEBRATES: 2008 Elections

On Nov. 4, 2008 hundreds of people came together in front of a large video screen on the corner of 125th Street to watch as votes across America were counted.

At approximately 11 P.M. Sen. Barack Obama was declared the next elected president and the first black man in history to win the highest office in U.S. government.

A diverse crowd of all ages and various ethnicities cheered on with residents from the Harlem neighborhood- an area re-known for its African American heritage.

Here’s the audio slideshow.

Harlem Celebrates Obama's Election 2008

04. November 2008 by admin
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WORKING THE STREETS, Female Immigrants Hit the Corner

Undocumented female immigrants are standing around a corner in Williamsburg, Brooklyn as a first stop into the American dream. The stop, known in Spanish as La Parada, is an unofficial hiring-site on the corner of Marcy and Division Avenues. Most of the jobs they find here are cleaning America homes. These women represent an immigrant population that is at the very bottom of the food chain in a devastating economy.

Standing By

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Marcelino Negret, 44, is a male day laborer who waits for work very close to the female day laborer site. He explains the situation that bring the women here.

Pressures & Barriers

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Miriam Logano came from Ecuador eight years ago in order to send money home to her three children back home. She is struggling to keep afloat a declining economy.

The Female Stop/ La Parada

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Bonfilia Balbaneda, 42, an undocumented mother of two, arrived in New York one-year ago. Listen to her describe the scene at the stop/ La Parada.

My First Day

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Bonfilia shares her experience as a newcomer to La Parada.

I am Mexican

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Bonfilia speaks about who she is.

02. October 2008 by admin
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