Estrada, Agustin 1998-05-16

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Agustin Estrada, a Lubbock businessman, discusses his career and relates some events in the history of the GI Forum, which collapsed in 1964. Mexican-American protests concerning particular discriminatory acts are reviewed.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Agustin Estrada

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Date: May 16, 1998

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Daniel U. Sanchez

Length: 40 minutes


Tape 1: b. August 27, 1924, Wilder, Texas, parents: Felipe Estrada and Elena Martinez Estrada, brothers: Rafael, David, Jose Angel, Ernesto, and Carlos, sisters: Virginia Dolores and Maria (_?_), Mother – housewife, Father – worked for Santa Fe Railroad, d. 1978 (age 98), Places he has lived prior to living in Lubbock, Texas, Memories, Military Experience, Battle of the Bulge, European Theater, rank, returned in 1948, Parents, Education, Wilder, Texas, walking to school, Houston, Texas, Segregation, effects on family and social life, memories, opinions, racism, schools in Slaton, Texas, Sugarland, Texas, Martin Luther King, John F. Kennedy, Traveling in Texas, memories, service towards minorities, Education (again), San Antonio, Texas, Electronics Education, three years, Work in cotton fields, Employment, Became self-employed years later, television, radio, Moved into the Lubbock area in 1966 (?), Korean War, One of his brothers served in the Korean War, Delfina Luna, wife, married, 1948, Financial Aspects, Career, Garage, Television Shop, Pawn Shop, 1982, Pawn Shop Association, 1982, Children, two girls, Lubbock High School, Texas Tech University, South Plains College

Range Dates: 1924-1998

Bulk Dates: 1940-1998

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