Oral History Interview with Teresa Perez-Wiseley, June 9, 2016

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Ms. Perez-Wiseley was raised in the west side of Corpus Christi. She witnessed some acts of racial and class discrimination, but was not directly subjected to it during her youth. While she was very involved in community and student affairs, she did not become involved in the Chicano movement until she attended UT in the early 70s. After being excluded from leadership position in the Young Democrats, she joined the Raza Unida Party and was a member of MAYO at UT. After college, she worked for the city of Austin and became heavily involved in American Federation of State, County, ... continued below

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13 video recordings (2 hr., 57 min., 1 sec.) : sd., col. ; digital

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Arionus, Steve; Sinta, Vinicio & Perez-Wiseley, Teresa June 9, 2016.

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Ms. Perez-Wiseley was raised in the west side of Corpus Christi. She witnessed some acts of racial and class discrimination, but was not directly subjected to it during her youth. While she was very involved in community and student affairs, she did not become involved in the Chicano movement until she attended UT in the early 70s. After being excluded from leadership position in the Young Democrats, she joined the Raza Unida Party and was a member of MAYO at UT. After college, she worked for the city of Austin and became heavily involved in American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (ASCFME), eventually becoming a full-time organizer. During the interview, Ms. Perez-Wiseley discusses race relations in Corpus Christi, her career in labor organizing (including her own struggles against inequities in pay within ASCFME) and her current involvement in politics.

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13 video recordings (2 hr., 57 min., 1 sec.) : sd., col. ; digital

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Arionus, Steve; Sinta, Vinicio & Perez-Wiseley, Teresa. Oral History Interview with Teresa Perez-Wiseley, June 9, 2016, video, June 9, 2016; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth992342/: accessed November 16, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library.