Oral History Interview with Christina Morales on June 30, 2016.

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Christina Morales was born in the East End, a Mexican-American enclave in Houston, TX. As the granddaughter of Felix H. Morales and Angela Morales, she grew up in the Morales Funeral Home and became the director at the young age of twenty-three. Morales discusses the many efforts of her grandparents to provide social services for the Latina/o community. She speaks about how her grandmother was dedicated to philanthropy and how she has become involved in education campaigns through the Morales foundation. Morales also talks about how her grandfather established the first Spanish-language radio station, KLVL, and how it provided news … continued below

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1 video recordings (53 min., 16 sec.) : sd., col. ; digital

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Enriquez, Sandra; Rodriguez, Samantha & Morales, Christina June 30, 2016.

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Christina Morales was born in the East End, a Mexican-American enclave in Houston, TX. As the granddaughter of Felix H. Morales and Angela Morales, she grew up in the Morales Funeral Home and became the director at the young age of twenty-three. Morales discusses the many efforts of her grandparents to provide social services for the Latina/o community. She speaks about how her grandmother was dedicated to philanthropy and how she has become involved in education campaigns through the Morales foundation. Morales also talks about how her grandfather established the first Spanish-language radio station, KLVL, and how it provided news and job advertisements.The Morales Funeral home had to establish their own cemetery because they ran into issues when trying to bury Mexican-Americans in Houston, and what it means for the community to memorialize the many efforts of her grandparents.

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1 video recordings (53 min., 16 sec.) : sd., col. ; digital

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Civil Rights in Black and Brown

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  • June 30, 2016

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  • March 27, 2018, 9:33 a.m.

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Enriquez, Sandra; Rodriguez, Samantha & Morales, Christina. Oral History Interview with Christina Morales on June 30, 2016., video, June 30, 2016; (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth987499/: accessed November 29, 2021), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library.

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