Gladys Martinez, originally from Guatemala, describes how she made a life for herself in Cleveland after arriving in the United States when she was only ten. Martinez took advantage of the educational opportunities that the United States offered. Her traditional cultural and family values kept her focused on the future and her personal betterment. Martinez's story highlights how education transforms lives regardless of ethnic backgrounds.
Martinez, Gladys (interviewee)
Dubelko, Jim (interviewer)
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"Gladys Martinez interview, 16 January 2014" (2014). Cleveland Regional Oral History Collection. Interview 999108.