Palm Beach County

African American Oral History Project

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ABOUT

PATRICIA LUMA

Born in Glades General Hospital in1952, Patricia Luma has lived in Belle Glade, Florida, her entire life. She started farming at an early age, cutting celery and packed corn. As a migrant farmworker, Ms. Luma went up to Delaware and Maryland to farm cucumbers and potatoes. She would come back to Belle Glade in the off-season to cut leaves. Ms. Luma is active in her community through volunteering to mentor and encourage children.