Spanish journalist helps unify community

She is animated, full of energy, as she tells her stories. Melyta Tadefa Rodriguez is a woman who can rest on her laurels, knowing that she has made a difference in the community around her.

A Spanish woman who was a moving force in the Mexican community in the Oklahoma City area decades ago, Rodriguez enjoys telling of her experiences as a newspaper and radio journalist. But there are so many more stories of her adventures.


Born in Spain 81 years ago, the daughter of an aristocrat, her grandfather was a physician who assisted in the early research in the development of aspirin. She beams with pride when talking about her native Galicia, in northwest Spain, the original and oldest of the seven Celtic nations.

Rodriguez saw atrocities of the Spanish Civil War in the 1930s from her balcony window.

“I saw soldiers killing one another,” she said.

As a young adult pursuing her writing career, she went to England and wrote stories which she sent to papers in Spain. “But my check was so small,” she said, that she found other work to pay the for more



 Source Web Page: The Norman Transcript


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