Eugene "Gene" Rivera

Eugene Rivera was born in Ponce, Puerto Rico in 1948 and moved to Ohio in 1956. In his interview, he describes the music scene throughout his lifetime, including salsa, bomba, plena, and trio styles, and institutions like the Puerto Rican Home as a hub for the Latina/o community in Lorain. He also discusses his political activism, including experiences in the Kent State Protest and Civil Rights Movement.