Oral History Interview with Arturo Leal, July 16, 2016 Metadata

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  • Main Title Oral History Interview with Arturo Leal, July 16, 2016


  • Interviewer: Zapata, Joel
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Interviewee: Leal, Arturo
    Creator Type: Personal


  • Creation: 2016-07-16


  • English


  • Content Description: Art Leal was born and raised in Odessa, Texas. Leal graduated from Odessa High School, after which he joined the U.S. Army and served in the first Gulf War. He graduated from Odessa College and the University of Texas at the Permian Basin. Leal ran for mayor of Odessa in 2008. Leal has been Ector County Democrat Precinct 406 Chair, is a member Mexican American Democrats Texas, has organized first Cesar Chavez Day March in Odessa, the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Declamations in Odessa, Civic Participation Workshops in Odessa, of Election Debates/Forums in Ector County, multiple 1st Amendment Demonstrations in Odessa, is past Chairman Una Voz Unida of Odessa, is past Board Member Black Chamber of Commerce, is past Ambassador Odessa Chamber of Commerce, is past Board Member City of Odessa Planning Board of Adjustments, is past Chairman Odessa Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and is past Co Chair March of Dimes. Finally Leal help start the Brown Berets Odessa (the city’s second Brown Beret group).
  • Physical Description: 8 video recordings (1 hr., 53 min., 23 sec.) : sd., col. ; digital


  • University of North Texas Libraries Browse Structure: People - Individuals
  • University of North Texas Libraries Browse Structure: People - Ethnic Groups
  • Keyword: oral histories
  • Keyword: biographies
  • Keyword: interviews
  • Keyword: civil rights
  • Named Person: Leal, Arturo

Primary Source

  • Item is a Primary Source


  • Place Name: United States - Texas - Ector County - Odessa


  • Website: https://crbb.tcu.edu/interviews/interview-with-arturo-leal


  • Name: Civil Rights in Black and Brown
    Code: CRBB


  • Name: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library
    Code: TCU

Resource Type

  • Video


  • Video


  • Accession or Local Control No: Leal_Arturo
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metapth982500
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