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- DescriptionOn July 5, 1975 the New York Times ran a small article on the front page anuncing the Independence of the Republic of Cape Verde. Upon reading that article, I began my journey as a Cape Verdean American. I began to recognize my heritage in a major way and, with great pride, I adopted the attitude of a Cape Verdean American. Although I knew I was of Cape Verdean heritage, I had always identified publicly as a black American of black Portuguese heritage because Cape Verdeans were virtually unkwn. Now I had a nation of my heritage that was part of the larger international community, and it was a great feeling. I had come home! In 1980, I made my first visit to Cape Verde. I left the United States as a Cape Verdean American, but I returned as an American Caboverdea. I was changed. The trip caused me to realize for the first time how much I had inherited the personality and culture of Cape Verde during the course of my lifetime. Years later, in 2009, I was awarded the hor of a school named for me in New Jersey: the Edward Andrade School of Social Change. I mentioned to a friend how humbled I was with the hor, and she said, You have a legacy! It was an unexpected comment. As I thought about it, I happened to see an old photo of me at age five. Looking at that photo, I wondered how I could have achieved any sort of legacy from where I started; therefore, it made me think of my past. Reviewing my life's seventy-five years of experiences, I realized that as the child of first generation Cape Verdean Americans, raised by my immigrant grandparents, I had a beginning with expectations, with plans for a future, with few career options, and with limited opportunities. Yet, I became involved in extraordinary adventures; I benefited greatly from significant relationships; I reached an acceptable level of education; I achieved substantial public recognition; overall, I learned to make my way in a society that prizes individual effort; and, taking everything into consideration, I have led a unique life of teworthy accomplishments. I realized that my legacy, if I have one, is t a school named for me but instead it is my life story - above all, my life as an activist. My story begins in a segregated, working class, ethnic (Cape Verdean) Massachusetts community and, thus far, brings me to a diverse, middle class, Posh coastal Florida town. But, it's t a tale of class differences or financial standings; it's about the unexpected, the unpredicted, and the Who would have guessed? Many life-stories tell about going from a Log Cabin to the greatest heights in politics or in business, but my story fits in between those extremes; it's about a common man of Cape Verdean heritage - a Caboverdea, and, optimistically, it is unique.
- Author BiographyAn American activist and organizer during the turbulent Civil Rights era of the 50's, 60's, 70's and for the benefit of Cape Verde in the ensuing years.
- Author(s)Eduardo Alberto Antonio Andrade
- PublisherCreatespace Independent Publishing Platform
- Date of Publication09/02/2012
- FormatPaperback / softback
- SubjectAutobiography: General
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintCreatespace Independent Publishing Platform
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight531 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine21 mm
- Edited byMS Barbara Bertschy
- Illustrator(s)MR Amilcar Nacio Carvalho
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
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