Lopez, Amado 1973-03-24

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Farm worker Amado Lopez explains his reasons for moving to Lubbock, describes his work and lifestyle, and expresses attitudes toward discrimination.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Amado Lopez

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: March 24, 1973

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Andrew Tijerina

Length: 1 hour


Tape 1, Side 1: Reasons for move to Lubbock area in 1929, Wages for farm labor cited, Living conditions described, Migratory movements traced, Nature of farm work examined, Return to Lubbock cited, Seasonal work described, Food costs, diet discussed, Mexican songs, poems recalled, Education, reading habits related, Spanish novels, histories named.

Tape 1, Side 2: State of segregated schools discussed, Lubbock living conditions related, Feelings of discrimination and actual discrimination explored, Work Projects Administration work experience recalled, Work with Lubbock grocery store recalled, Speculations on ameliorative effects of World War II on discrimination, Mexican nationalistic ideas and feeling toward United States citizenship examined, Loss of property in Mexico cited, Process of becoming a citizen reviewed, Ambivalent attitudes toward citizenship.

Range Dates: 1929-1973

Bulk Dates: 1929-1950s

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