The Way It Was and Other Writings
by Jesús Colón
Edited by Edna Acosta-Belén and Virginia Sánchez-Korrol
Publication Date: 1993
Bind: Trade Paperback
The Way It Was and Other Writings is an autobiographical recollection of life and the evolution of the Puerto Rican community in New York City and its major figures and organizations. The book documents the strength, spirit of survival and solidarity, and life experiences that Colón shared with many other working-class migrants and politically radical communities.
Jesus Colón is the author of The Way It Was and Other Writings, a collection of articles on life in the Hispanic communities in New York City (published posthumously in 1994), and the highly acclaimed A Puerto Rican in New York (1961), a collection of autobiographical sketches that presents insight into the Puerto Rican minority status in the United States. Colón was a distinguished activist and newspaper columnist who lived in New York from 1917 until his death in 1974.