May 8, 2008
Bessie will be my first interview in Denver. She lives in Alamosa, a rural community located near the Colorado/New Mexico border. Bessie also grew up in Alamosa and is one of our 5 prewar Colorado narrators. Alamosa has historically been home to a large Latino population; the relationships among the various ethnic groups will be a focus of my interview with her. Bessie’s vivid descriptions of Colorado’s prewar Japanese American farming communities as well as her memories of the aftermath of Pearl Harbor will be great additions to our archive! I’m looking forward to the interview.