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Oral History Interview with Halcyon Watkins, July 23, 2015

Description: Interview with Halcyon Watkins, a veterinarian from Prairie View, Texas. In her interview, Watkins discusses her family background, and her education at St. Frances de Sales School in Virginia, a Catholic boarding school for African American girls. She also discusses her education at Texas Southern University and Tuskegee University. While a student at TSU, Watkins participated in lunch counter and bus station sit-ins in Houston.
Date: July 23, 2015
Creator: Watkins, Halcyon & Acuña-Gurrola, Moisés
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library

Oral History Interview with Frank Jackson, July 7, 2015

Description: Interview with Frank Jackson, mayor of Prairie View, Texas. In the interview, Jackson discusses his early life and education in Luling, Texas, living under Jim Crow, his service in the U.S. Navy, the incorporation of Prairie View, and Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
Date: July 16, 2015
Creator: Jackson, Frank & Acuña-Gurrola, Moisés
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library

Oral History Interview with Robert Medrano, June 10, 2015

Description: Interview with Robert Medrano, businessman and elected official from Dallas, Texas. Medrano is the son of Francisco "Pancho" Medrano and brother of Ricardo Medrano, also local politicians. In his interview, Medrano discusses his his upbringing in the "Little Mexico" section of Dallas, his family's political activities, and Chicano activism in the 1960s and 1970s.
Date: June 10, 2015
Creator: Medrano, Robert & Acuña-Gurrola, Moisés
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library

Oral History Interview with Richard Menchaca, June 12, 2015

Description: Interview with Richard Menchaca, an educator, author and businessman from Dallas, Texas. In his interview, Menchaca discusses his upbringing in a segregated San Antonio, experiences as a student athlete, working as a teacher in Dallas, and his Chicano activism, including being president of LULAC.
Date: June 12, 2015
Creator: Menchaca, Richard & Acuña-Gurrola, Moisés
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library

Oral History Interview with Zephaniah Timmins, June 18, 2015

Description: Interview with Zephaniah Timmins, Harrison County Commissioner from Marshall, Texas. In his interview, Timmins discusses his family history, experiences with segregation and discrimination, civil rights activism, and his involvement in local politics.
Date: June 18, 2015
Creator: Timmins, Zephaniah & Acuña-Gurrola, Moisés
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library

Oral History Interview with Robert Person, July 17, 2015

Description: Interview with Robert Person, an educator from Bryan, Texas. In the interview, Person discusses higher education at Texas Southern University, activism at TSU, including the 1967 riot, segregation in Bryan, community activism, school integration, and race relations.
Date: July 17, 2015
Creator: Person, Robert & Acuña-Gurrola, Moisés
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library

Oral History Interview with Ernest Deckard, June 15, 2015

Description: Interview with Ernest Deckard, labor organizer from Tyler, Texas. In his interview, Deckard discusses his childhood and education, his military service in the U.S. Army Air Corps, his work with labor unions, and his experiences with racial discrimination.
Date: June 15, 2015
Creator: Deckard, Ernest & Acuña-Gurrola, Moisés
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library

Oral History Interview with Alphonso Saenz, July 22, 2015

Description: Interview with Al Saenz, a city councilman from Bryan, Texas. In the interview, Saenz discusses his family background, civil rights organizations and the Mexican-American community in Bryan. Saenz also discusses time living in Houston during his childhood.
Date: July 22, 2015
Creator: Saenz, Alphonso & Acuña-Gurrola, Moisés
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library

Oral History Interview with Daniel Noyola on June 15, 2016.

Description: During his 44 year career, Daniel Noyola worked as an educator, coach and administrator for the Corpus Christi and West Oso independent school districts. Noyola spent 26 years of his career at West Oso ISD and 18 years at Corpus Christi ISD. Noyola grew up in West Oso's Molina neighborhood.
Date: June 15, 2016
Creator: Acuña-Gurrola, Moisés & Noyola, Daniel
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library

Oral History Interview with Ruben Bonilla, June 28, 2016

Description: Ruben Bonilla is an attorney in Corpus Christi. He is a graduate of The University of Texas (B.A.) and The University of Texas School of Law (J.D.) Admitted to the State Bar in 1971, he advocated for the Mexican American community with such groups as LULAC, the American G.I. Forum and the Texas Mexican-American Democrats. In his interview, he recounted his role as LULAC national president and civic leader.
Date: June 28, 2016
Creator: Acuña-Gurrola, Moisés & Bonilla, Ruben
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library

Oral History Interview with Ricardo Medrano, June 13, 2015

Description: Interview with Ricardo Medrano, a former city councilman from Dallas, Texas. In the interview, Medrano discusses his family background and childhood, political activism, labor activism, the Chicano movement, and his time as an elected leader in Dallas.
Date: June 13, 2015
Creator: Medrano, Ricardo; Acuña-Gurrola, Moisés & Bynum, Katherine
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library

Oral History Interview with John Sims, June 26, 2015

Description: Interview with John Sims, a radio broadcaster from Tyler, Texas. In the interview, Sims discusses his family background, the Civil Rights Movement, beginning a broadcasting career, and engaging with the Black and Latino communities in Tyler through his radio program, community race relations, and the current racial climate in Tyler.
Date: June 26, 2015
Creator: Sims, John; Acuña-Gurrola, Moisés & Bynum, Katherine
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library

Oral History Interview with Ann Boney, July 20, 2015

Description: Interview with Ann Boney, retired staff of Texas A&M University and president of the Brazos County NAACP from Bryan, Texas. Boney describes her early life and education, her employment around the state, including working at the Benz School of Floral Design at Texas A&M. Ms. Boney also discusses her experiences as president of her local chapter of the NAACP and current community issues addressed by the organization.
Date: July 20, 2015
Creator: Boney, Ann; Acuña-Gurrola, Moisés & Bynum, Katherine
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library