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Oral History Interview with Peter Vallecillo on June 30, 2016.

Description: Mr. Vallecillo was raised in the Rio Grande Valley by Mexican immigrant parents. In his youth, he quickly became aware of the discriminatory attitudes towards Mexican-Americans in communities like Harlingen. Mr. Vallecillo worked in the Valley as a school teacher and coach for several years after college. As years went on, he became more directly involved in activism, working with the Texas Rural Legal Aid and eventually joining the GI Forum and most recently, founding the Southwest Institute on Poverty and Civil Rights.
Date: June 30, 2016
Creator: Sinta, Vinicio & Vallecillo, Peter
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library