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Oral History Interview with Jenny Espino, July 26, 2016

Description: Jenny Espino is the founder and director of the Corpus Christi Dance Collective, a community based dance project. She is also involved in community activism, and discussed her local projects as a community organizer in Corpus Christi.
Date: July 26, 2016
Creator: Acuna-Gurrola, Moises; Wall, James & Espino, Jenny
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library

Oral History Interview with Windy Goodloe, July 30, 2016

Description: Windy Goodloe is a staff member at the museum of the Seminole Indian Scout Cemetery Association. Goodloe grew up in Brackettville, spending most of her early life with her grandparents. She recalled being usually one of very few African American students in the local schools, and in particular her relationship with Mexican American students. Goodloe attended Spellman College in Atlanta, but did not complete her degree; after several years in Atlanta, she returned to Brackettville to care for her grandparents. She talked at length about issues of identity, the history of Black Seminoles in Brackettville, and the current status of Fort Clark Springs as a gated community, among other topics.
Date: July 30, 2016
Creator: Acuna-Gurrola, Moises; Wall, James & Goodlow, Wendy
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library

Oral History Interview with Bobby Smith, July 13, 2016

Description: Bobby Smith grew up in Corpus Christi. During his high school senior year, he received numerous offers to play college football, but only a few colleges in Texas accepted black players at that time. He chose to attend North Texas State (now UNT) and later played in the NFL for the Buffalo Bills and the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 1960s
Date: July 13, 2016
Creator: Acuna-Gurrola, Moises; Wall, James & Smith, Bobby
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library

Oral History Interview with Solomon Ortiz, July 14, 2016

Description: Solomon Porfirio Ortiz is the former U.S. Representative for Texas's 27th congressional district, based in Corpus Christi, serving from 1983 until 2011. He is a member of the Democratic Party. In his interview, he discussed growing up in Robstown and his long political career.
Date: July 14, 2016
Creator: Acuna-Gurrola, Moises; Wall, James & Ortiz, Solomon
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library