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Gateways/Portales: Interview with Johnny Yataco

Object Details

Anacostia Community Museum
Scope and Contents
Johnny Yataco, Founder and President of Washington Hispanic, talked about his family and growing up in Lima, Peru; why he moved to Washington, D.C. and his first impression of Washington, D.C.; creating a network of people in Washington, D.C.; and his start in media selling newspapers for local newspaper 'El Latino.' Yataco explained the need in the Latino community for education and for another voice for the Hispanic community which led to the creation of 'Washington Hispanic,' an independent Spanish-language weekly newspaper in the D.C. metro area, in 1994. He talked about the challenges he faced and what he learned when he first started 'Washington Hispanic,' and how the newspaper evolved with advancements in technology and digital media. Yataco spoke about the growth and evolution of the Latino community in Washington, D.C. and the surrounding areas; the importance of local media; how and why media has changed throughout the Washington, D.C. metro area; and how he would like to see the Hispanic community more politically involved. He stated being a voice for the Hispanic community makes him happy; he enjoys photography, travel, and tennis; and he would love to start a shoe internet business for women. Clips of this interview were included in the 'Local Media' section of the exhibition.
Interview. Related to exhibition 'Gateways/Portales.' Dated 20161104.
2016 November 04
2 Video recordings (MP4 Video (.MP4), born digital)
1 Sound recording (MP3 Sound (.MP3), born digital)
Archival materials
Video recordings
Sound recordings
Hispanic Americans
Latin Americans -- United States
Washington (D.C.)
Baltimore (Md.)
Charlotte (N.C.)
Raleigh (N.C.)
United States
Collection Rights
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Gateways/Portales: Interview with Johnny Yataco, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
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