Gonzalez, Alex 1975-12-03

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Mr. Alez Gonzalez speaks of the history of the Mexican American people near Fort Stockton, Texas

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Alex Gonzalez

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Date: December 3, 1975

Location: Fort Stockton, Texas

Interviewer: Fred Carpenter

Length: 1 hour


Tape 1, Side 1: Gonzalez family history, Immigration to Texas (1868), Rameriz family history Big Bend Texas, Gonzalez family home, Connection with Fort Stockton, Family members named, Different spellings, Ureta family, Immigration to Texas, Square described, Anecdote about jealous husband, Grandfather's aid to murderer, Uncommon name, Runy family, Acquisition of land, Claims of family, Claim procedures, Opportunists, Mexican-American population and power base, Separation of schools, Mexican-American ranches, Intrusion of Anglos, Sale of grandfather's land, Gomez land, Runy land ownership.

Tape 1, Side 2: Sale of Runy land to Jacksons, Sale of Gonzalez land, Grandfather father employed by Livingston, Sale of other Mexican-American ranches, Education, Elected Justice of the Peace, Administrative Assistant to Congressman Richard White, Peace Corps Peru, Military service, Intimidation of Mexican-Americans, Limited knowledge of English, William P. Runy as advisor, Success of Mexican-Americans, Educational disadvantage, Use as device of control, Discrimination in Fort Stockton Texas, Mexican-American leaders, Education, Limitation to Spanish language, Influential educator, Difficulty in obtaining teaching position, Race for school board positions, Opportunities for Mexican-Americans in education, Increasing involvement in politics and business, Family businesses.

Range Dates: 1868-1975

Bulk Dates: 1868-1975

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