Coming from Cuba

My mom telling her life story how she came from Cuba

Isabel Fleitas and Her Parents Immigrate from Cuba

At age 10, after 5 years of hardship, sacrifice, and intimidation under the Fidel Castro Regime, Isabel Fleitas Gruba (62), her mother, Pastora Lopez Fleitas , and her father, Gonzalo Fleitas (93) board a Freedom Flight to Miami in 1970...

Mike Younis and Eneida Laffont talk about Ms. Laffont’s life and about leaving Cuba to the United States.

In this interview, conducted on November 23, 2017, in New Orleans, Louisiana, Mike Younis(18) interviews his grandmother, Eneida Laffont (93), about her life, including her childhood, her work life and marriage, and her experience leaving Cuba due to communism. She...

Interview with Seth Chapman

In this interview, conducted on December 4, 2019 in Vestavia Alabama, Sarah Chapman(17) interviews her dad, Seth Chapman(55) about her childhood and his experiences as a young person. He shares his family history discussing his parents origins and his immigrant...

Lawrence Elmgren and Amarilis Gonzalez

Amarilis (83) talks with her grandson, Lawrence Elmgren (15) about her childhood in Cuba, Fidel Castro coming into power, moving to Spain with two children and her husband, moving to the United States as an immigrant, and raising a family...

Our Eyes Have Seen (Episode IV: Life and Times of Thomas Henry Sheffler)

Part I: A multigenerational conversation about the events in history that we witnessed and how they affected us. We talk about culture, war, television, media, historical influences, points of view and legacy. Part II: Uploaded separately as Teacher Talk -...