Description: Mr. Durón Guerra grew up in a middle class family in northern Mexico; he lived in several Mexican cities while getting his education. He migrated to the U.S. upon reaching adulthood and lived for a while in Philadelphia before joining the Armed Forces. He finished his military career in Texas, and eventually settled in Austin, where he established the "El Azteca" restaurant, which stands to this day. He has been involved in community affairs for a very long time, and was one of the early members of the Austin G.I. Forum chapter. In the interview, Mr. Durón Guerra talks about the experience of migration, the discriminatory treatment that Mexican Americans received in housing, employment, etc. as well as his activism in community affairs.
Date: June 8, 2016
Creator: Sinta, Vinicio; Arionus, Steve & Durón Guerra, Jorge
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Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library