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Emelinda Mitchell was born in 1910. Her grandfather was from Jamaica and her mother was from Providence. Emelinda studied English in school, where she completed the fifth grade, but she knows very little Spanish. Emelinda did not work, but instead stayed home to take care of her seven children. Three of those children now live in the United States and, because her husband was from Colombia, her children speak both Spanish and English. Emelinda is a very religious woman who is active in the Methodist Church, and her message to the youth of her country is simple: behave yourself and always listen to your parents.
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