Margarita Madera with contestants at United Hispanic American Parade/ Desfile de la Raza Beauty Pageant, n.d. Madera holds a trophy beside the newly crowned queen.
Born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic in 1949, Margarita Madera moved to New York City in 1959. Over the years Madera was a dancer, union activist, president and secretary of various Dominican community organizations, and served on the Hispanic Day Parade committee.
Dominican Studies Institute, New York (N.Y.). The Margarita Madera Collection, ca. 1970-2003. Box 3, Folder 22.
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Ventana al Pasado/Window on the Past