Castro, Mrs Juanita 1977-04-23

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Mrs. Castro traces her family tree and tells of her experiences as a Mexican-American citizen on the South Plains.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Mrs. Juanita Castro

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Date: April 23, 1977

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: David G. Zepeda

Length: 55 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Family history in Spanish, Lubbock, Texas (1952), Husband, Anglo attitude toward Mexican-Americans, Parents, Husband, Bilingual, Education, Employment, Cotton fields, Changing attitudes toward Mexican-Americans, Cafes, Theaters, Children, Education, Grandparents, Ranching, Move to Texas, Sweetwater, Texas, Discrimination, "Chicano", Urban renewal, Human Relations Committee, Tornado (1970), Pullman car as home, Archie Underwood

Tape 1, Side 2: Church, St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Organizing women, Fiesta for Mexican Independence Day (September 15-16), Women's Society in Sweetwater, Family breakdowns, Working women, Respect for elders, Discipline, Curse words, Translation of introductory family history, Family tree, Married (1927), Husband, Angel Castro, Died (1959), Children, Inheritance from fraternal grandmother

Range Dates: 1927-1977

Bulk Dates: 1927-1977

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