Oral History Interview with Daniel Bustamante, July 1, 2016

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Daniel Bustamante was born in Corpus Christi in 1948 and was raised in both Mathis and Corpus Christi. He grew up in a farm worker family and attended the "Mexican" School in Mathis. His activist consciousness began in 1965, when he left to California to work in the fields--the discrimination he faced changed him. In addition, he became a conscious objector during the Vietnam War. He attended Del Mar College from 1967-1969, where he became involved in the Anti-War Movement, the Young Democrats, and supported the UFW Grape Boycott. He moved to Houston in 1969 to attend the University of … continued below

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Enriquez, Sandra; Rodriguez, Samantha & Bustamante, Daniel July 1, 2016.

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Daniel Bustamante was born in Corpus Christi in 1948 and was raised in both Mathis and Corpus Christi. He grew up in a farm worker family and attended the "Mexican" School in Mathis. His activist consciousness began in 1965, when he left to California to work in the fields--the discrimination he faced changed him. In addition, he became a conscious objector during the Vietnam War. He attended Del Mar College from 1967-1969, where he became involved in the Anti-War Movement, the Young Democrats, and supported the UFW Grape Boycott. He moved to Houston in 1969 to attend the University of Houston. At UH, he became involved in MAYO efforts. In 1975, he hosted a party that ended in an incident of police brutality. Bustamante, along with 2 other activists (Eddie Canales and Elliot ?) sued HPD in Federal Court and won in 1979. In 1977-1978, in the aftermath of the Joe Campos Torres death and the Moody Park Rebellion, Bustamante led several marches and pickets to demonstrate against police brutality in Houston. In the late 1970s, he worked at Casa de Amigos in the Northside, an institution geared to address health care isses and drug abuse in the community. In 1977, he organized Festival Chicano, an event geared to celebrate Chicano Culture and showcase Tejano Music that continues to present day. In the late 1970s and into the 1980s, Mr. Bustamante became involved in union organizing where he organized different unions in the city. In the 1990s, he worked with the Tejano Center for Community Concerns where he served as a counselor for the Raul Yzaguirre School for Success Charter School and developed a teatro group. Since 1999, he has been working for the Greater Houston Fair Housing Center, a HUD funded program that helps protected groups file cases for housing discrimination.

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Enriquez, Sandra; Rodriguez, Samantha & Bustamante, Daniel. Oral History Interview with Daniel Bustamante, July 1, 2016, video, July 1, 2016; (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth987495/: accessed January 26, 2022), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library.

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