Oral History Interview with Arturo Gonzales, July 12, 2016

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Arturo spoke about growing up in Crystal City. Him working the fields during his earlier years. He speaks a lot about local Crystal City politics. The initial push for representation envisaged by Los Cinco. Some about local Crystal City folks who were drafted for Vietnam. During this period--late 1960s, Arturo went to Wisconsin to work and live. He talked about the Crystal City walkouts--hearing about them in Wisconsin then moving back--and the demands that the students made. Finally, he talks a lot about Raza Unida internal politics, especially his side of the split. He was with the Barrio club/anti-Gutierrez faction ... continued below

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6 video recordings (1 hr., 34 min., 7 sec.) : sd., col. ; digital

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Arionus, Steve & Gonzales, Arturo July 12, 2016.

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Arturo spoke about growing up in Crystal City. Him working the fields during his earlier years. He speaks a lot about local Crystal City politics. The initial push for representation envisaged by Los Cinco. Some about local Crystal City folks who were drafted for Vietnam. During this period--late 1960s, Arturo went to Wisconsin to work and live. He talked about the Crystal City walkouts--hearing about them in Wisconsin then moving back--and the demands that the students made. Finally, he talks a lot about Raza Unida internal politics, especially his side of the split. He was with the Barrio club/anti-Gutierrez faction and running Gutierrez out of Crystal City.

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Civil Rights in Black and Brown

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  • July 12, 2016

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Arionus, Steve & Gonzales, Arturo. Oral History Interview with Arturo Gonzales, July 12, 2016, video, July 12, 2016; (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth987621/: accessed May 25, 2020), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library.