IíM MARINA ESPINA, IíM FROM THE PHILIPPINES, I CAM ETO NEWORLEANS IN 1967 WHEN MU HUSBAND HAD AN ASSIGNMENT WITH THE PHILIPPINE CONSULATE. HE WAS A CONSUL, SENT BY THE PHILIPPINE GOVT TO THE U.S. AND WEíVE BEEN HERE SINCE 67 AND THATíS 35 YRS AGO.
WHAT DO YOU DO? I WAS A PROF LIBRARIAN IN MANILA AT THE NATL INST OF SCI AND TECHNOLOGY. SO WHEN I CAME OVER I WAS SO SCARED NOT TO GET A GOOD JOB BEC I HEARS ONLY ODD JOBS FILIPINOS COULD GET AT THE BEGINNING, BUT WHEN I APPLIED FOR
Professor Gary Okihiro, Columbia University, re: Hawaii
Interview by Sara Kolbet
Date: May 9, 2005
2 Discs, 2nd half of Gary Okihiro on Manila Men,
Disc 2 – 10:46 – 3 Tracks
TRACK 8 – 10:04
SARA: Introduce yourself.
GARY: I’m Gary Okihiro, director of the study of ethnicity and race, and professor of international and public affairs here at Columbia University. How I got started in the history of Hawaii began with my own background. Having grown up in Hawaii and in fact