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Oral History Interview with Victor San Miguel and David Gomez on June 25, 2016.

Description: Video recording of a group interview with Victor San Miguel and David Gomez, two of the current leaders of the Brown Berets in San Antonio, Texas. During the interview each of the men discusses his background and upbringing, and how he came to join the organization. Additionally, Mr. San Miguel explains the role of the southside Brown Berets and the philosophy of Carnalismo including anecdotes about traveling to other cities in Texas to organize Brown Berets, as well as several specific protests where they got involved.
Date: June 25, 2016
Creator: Sinta, Vinicio; San Miguel, Victor & Gomez, David
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library

Oral History Interview with Gavino Fernandez, July 2, 2016

Description: Mr. Fernandez was born and raised in East Austin. He says the segregation of the era led to very little interaction with the Anglo community. He worked as a shoe shiner on 6th Street for a while; he recalled the complaints of Anglo business people about "loitering" by African American and Mexican American patrons of the bars and cantinas. Mr. Fernandez talked about the conditions at the schools in East Austin, and about student activism at Johnston High School. The second half of the interview is focused on his work in city and county government and his involvement in labor unions and in local politics. Mr. Fernandez discussed the role of East Austin Mexican Americans in local politics and the relationship with groups like Anglo liberals and environmental groups. He also commented briefly on his involvement in the Austin Brown Berets, and El Concilio as a coalition of neighborhood organizations.
Date: July 2, 2016
Creator: Sinta, Vinicio; Arionus, Steve & Fernandez, Gavino
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library

Oral History Interview with Oscar Del Toro, July 21, 2016

Description: Oscar del Toro was born in Coahuila, México in 1964. At age 4, he and his family moved to Monterrey, where he came of age and lived until he moved to the United States in 2000. He fully described 12 year waiting period to immigrate to Pasadena. A businessman, he joined the Chamber of Commerce, which propelled him to become interested in politics. In 2015, he unsuccessfully ran for one of the at-large districts following the redistricting of Pasadena in 2013. He described the redistricting and how it took power away from the Latino community in Pasadena, and the current lawsuit.
Date: July 21, 2016
Creator: Enriquez, Sandra; Rodriguez, Samantha & Del Toro, Oscar
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library

Oral History Interview with Bertha Linton on July 25, 2016

Description: Berta Perez Linton was born in 1942 or 1943 in Brady, Texas. She attended schools in Melvin, Texas until 7th grade while her family lived in a ranch. Linton’s family then moved to San Angelo, Texas where she graduated from Central High School in 1961. Linton attended Angelo College for one year and a half before transferring to the University of Texas at Austin. Linton graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a major in elementary education in 1967. She taught bilingual education in Austin Schools before attending Texas Southern University’s Welcome to Thurgood Marshall School of Law, graduating in 1977. Linton then moved to San Angelo where she was the counsel for the local LULAC council. She still practices law in San Angelo.
Date: July 25, 2016
Creator: Wisely, Karen; Zapata, Joel & Linton, Bertha
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library

Oral History Interview with Guadalupe Quintanilla on June 30, 2016.

Description: Guadalupe Quintanilla was born in Ojinaga,Chihuahua Mexico. For most of her childhood, she moved around to different states in Mexico as she lived with her paternal grandparents. During her childhood, Dr. Quintanilla did not receive any formal schooling; her grandparents, however, taught her how to read and write. When her grandfather became ill, she moved to Brownsville to live with her father. Although her father enrolled her in school, she dropped out shortly because she felt discriminated against. Dr. Quintanilla married at a young age, and by 21, she had 3 children. When her children reached a school age, the discriminatory practices they faced led her to learn English and attend college. She enrolled at Southmost College then transferred to Pan American College (now UTRGV). Her family moved to Houston in the late 1960s, and she enrolled in graduate school at the University of Houston, where she became the first director for the Center for Mexican-American Studies and the first Latina administrator in the university. Dr. Quintanilla became heavily involved with Houston's Mexican-American community, all while earning her Education degree from UH. She developed the Cross-Cultural Communication Program, a bilingual and cultural education program to bridge law enforcement officers and other service workers and the Latina/o community. Dr. Quintanilla also became involved with the United Nations, where she served as the first Latina to become a UN International Correspondent dealing with different issues across the globe.
Date: June 30, 2016
Creator: Enriquez, Sandra; Rodriguez, Samantha & Quintanilla , Guadalupe
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library

Oral History Interview with Salvador Avila, July 24, 2015

Description: Interview with Salvador Avila, a civil rights activist from Canutillo, Texas. Mr. Avila discusses his early life, education, career, race relations and his involvement with civil rights and community organizations in the El Paso area.
Date: July 24, 2015
Creator: Avila, Salvador; Enriquez, Sandra & Robles, David
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library

Oral History Interview with Antonio Orendain, June 22, 2015

Description: Interview with Antonio Orendain, civil rights activist and founder of the Texas Farm Workers Union (TFWU), from McAllen, Texas. In the interview, Orendain discusses his childhood and family background, working with Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta and the National Farm Workers Association in California, migrant farm workers, founding the TFWU, and his long career as a labor activist.
Date: June 22, 2015
Creator: Orendain, Antonio & Enriquez, Sandra
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library