Oral History Interview with Benita and Evaristo Albarado, July 14, 2016

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Evaristo and Benita Albarado talked about the events surrounding the massacre at El Porvenir Ranch (Presidio County) in 1918, when a group of soldiers and Texas Rangers rounded up and shot Mexican American men who lived and worked at Porvenir. The father of Ms. Benita Albarado was a witness of the events, but did not talk about them until late in his life; his testimony motivated the Albarados to research and document the events surrounding the massacre. In addition to sharing the fruits of their efforts to show what really happened at Porvenir, the Albarados talked about growing up in ... continued below

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Albarado, Benita; Albarado, Evaristo; Sinta, Vincio & Arionus, Steve July 14, 2016.

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Evaristo and Benita Albarado talked about the events surrounding the massacre at El Porvenir Ranch (Presidio County) in 1918, when a group of soldiers and Texas Rangers rounded up and shot Mexican American men who lived and worked at Porvenir. The father of Ms. Benita Albarado was a witness of the events, but did not talk about them until late in his life; his testimony motivated the Albarados to research and document the events surrounding the massacre. In addition to sharing the fruits of their efforts to show what really happened at Porvenir, the Albarados talked about growing up in segregated towns in west Texas (Benita Albarado is from Big Spring, while Evaristo Albarado was born and raised in Uvalde). They also talked about the importance of preserving the history of violence along the border, and discussed their collaboration with scholars in the production of an exhibit at the Bullock museum in Austin.

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6 video recordings (1 hr., 25 min., 39 sec.) : sd., col. ; digital

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  • July 14, 2016

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Albarado, Benita; Albarado, Evaristo; Sinta, Vincio & Arionus, Steve. Oral History Interview with Benita and Evaristo Albarado, July 14, 2016, video, July 14, 2016; (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth987611/: accessed October 25, 2020), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library.