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Edward Anthony Andrade – AKA -Eduardo Alberto Antonio Andrade
Born: July 13, 1936 - Boston, Massachusetts
Grandparents of Cabo Verde: Baptiste, Araujo, Leitao, Goncalves, Pina, Falcao, Vasconcellos & Andrade
Attended elementary schools in Wareham & New Bedford, Mass and Newark, NJ
Left school at 16 and joined the army at the end of the Korean War – became a paratrooper.
Moved to New Jersey after the service – finished high school and attended Rutgers University
Married and had four children
Militant Civil Rights Activist in the early 60’s with Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) and Americans for Democratic Action (ADA).Met with Martin Luther King seeking support for militant takeover of Newark ADA.
Was a participant in the Civil Rights March on Washington 1964
Active in integration of schools in Orange, NJ.
Chief negotiator for coalition of civil rights groups that integrated workforce of construction trades in Newark, NJ during building of Barringer High School and Newark Rutgers Law School.
Attended Newark Rutgers University
In 1967 Co-founded Tri-City People’s Corporation.
Lived in Puerto Rico early 70’s - attended Inter-Americana University.
In 1972, resumed leadership of Tri-City. We organized day care programs, after-school projects, summer youth work projects, rehabbed housing (first in New Jersey on a wide scale – over 250 units), housing management, health care programs, and many, many more projects. When I left the organization in 1985, we had 65 full-time employees and a 3 million-dollar a year budget. The organization continues today in the cities of Newark, East Orange, and Irvington at a much larger scale.
Financial Coordinator for National Friends of Ernestina/Morrisey in 1976. National Friends entirely responsible for government of Cabo Verde presenting ship as a gift to the USA.
Became active with US Chinese Friendship Association and traveled to mainland China in 1976 for three weeks to encourage re-establishment of US/China formal recognition (normalization of relationship).
Retired from Tri-City in 1985 – Lived in Cabo Verde 4 months. Became consultant to Cape Verdean Embassy in Washington and TACV (National Airlines of Cabo Verde). Organized business tours & exports to Cabo Verde in 1987-88.
Co-founder of Cabo Video (Cape Verdean Television) 1989 – Sole owner and commercial director 12 years. Only commercial Cape Verdean program in the USA and broadcasting in over 55 towns in Massachusetts & Rhode Island.
Founder of Cape Verdean Festival in Onset 1993. One of several major Cape Verdean Festivals in the USA.
Elected Onset District Moderator – 1997
Founder Cabo Video Promotions – 2000. Tax-exempt nonprofit organization with mission to promote Cape Verdean culture with video and events.
Married to Lola Morris Andrade
Resides in Sunny Isles Beach, Florida