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Oral History Interview with Robert Quintero on July 19, 2016.

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Robert Quintero was born in Galveston, Texas in 1964. He grew up in a mixed neighborhood on the Island and attended Ball High School. Mr. Quintero's parents were involved in LULAC and met through the organization's baseball games. His parents' involvement in LULAC began at a young age as he attended LULAC meetings and events as a kid. His father, Paul Quintero, was the owner of several businesses in the Island, and was prominent in the community as he became the first Mexican-American council member in Galveston. Robert Quintero joined Jr. LULAC in 1974 where he helped with voter registration … continued below

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4 video recordings (57 min., 25 sec.) : sd., col. ; digital

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Enriquez, Sandra; Rodriguez, Samantha & Quintero, Robert July 19, 2016.

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Robert Quintero was born in Galveston, Texas in 1964. He grew up in a mixed neighborhood on the Island and attended Ball High School. Mr. Quintero's parents were involved in LULAC and met through the organization's baseball games. His parents' involvement in LULAC began at a young age as he attended LULAC meetings and events as a kid. His father, Paul Quintero, was the owner of several businesses in the Island, and was prominent in the community as he became the first Mexican-American council member in Galveston. Robert Quintero joined Jr. LULAC in 1974 where he helped with voter registration and learned leadership qualities that transcended to his adulthood. Quintero has served as the LULAC #151 as president, and as a deputy youth organizer through the national LULAC. He describes the importance of the LULAC Chapters merger in the 1990s. Besides his involvement in LULAC, Quintero has also organized Fiestas Patrias (16 de septiembre and cinco de mayo) to celebrate the culture and heritage of Mexican-Americans on the Island. He has also worked with different institutions that seek to help the Latino/a community in Galveston such as the Boys Club, Public Housing, and UTMB.

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4 video recordings (57 min., 25 sec.) : sd., col. ; digital

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Civil Rights in Black and Brown

Based at TCU, the Civil Rights in Black and Brown (CRBB) Oral History Project collects, interprets, and disseminates oral history interviews of the brown and black freedom struggles in Texas.

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  • July 19, 2016

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  • March 27, 2018, 9:33 a.m.

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Enriquez, Sandra; Rodriguez, Samantha & Quintero, Robert. Oral History Interview with Robert Quintero on July 19, 2016., video, July 19, 2016; (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth987521/: accessed June 25, 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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