Emeterio Otero with his oldest son Christopher, and his two oldest grandsons Jeremiah and Noah

Emeterio Otero is the Executive Dean at the Damon City Campus of Monroe Community College. He also identifies himself as First Generation Puerto Rican American… and to his friends and family, he is just “Pete.” When the StoryCorps oral history project came to Rochester last summer, he visited the Mobile Recording Booth with his oldest son Christopher, and his two oldest grandsons Jeremiah and Noah. They talked very frankly about how Pete came of age in Buffalo during the Civil Rights movements. A word of warning… Pete uses some words that may be difficult to listen to, but we felt it was appropriate to include them, in light of the experiences he describes.

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