The making of the cape verdean

The Making of the Cape Verdean is a book written by my father, Manuel E. Costa Sr. and edited by me. The book touches on the life and struggles of Cape Verdeans from the time they arrived in New Bedford up until the early 1970's. Its a great historical piece and there is no other documentation/book like the history captured in this book about the Cape Verdeans who lived in the south end of NB. When I edited the book, I added photos, quotes, letters my father wrote, letters from other known individuals such as Amilcar Cabral, Leon Dash to name a few.

I would like to use this group as a way to include stories from other Cape Verdeans and individuals who either lived or knew about the New Bedford Cape Verdean community. In addition, I believe the stories we share will benefit all who are interested in our history and culture.