Lugo, Roberto 1977-01-26

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Roberto Lugo, a Texas Employment Agent in Lubbock, discusses his background and views about racial attitudes in general.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Roberto Lugo

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: January 26, 1977

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: David G. Zepeda

Length: 45 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Roberto Lugo, Birthdate and birthplace, Parents, Birthdates and birthplace, Grandparents, Birthdates and birthplace, Occupations, Grandparents’, Roberto Lugo’s, Education, Grandparents’, Parents’, Roberto Lugo’s, Siblings, Education, Roberto Lugo (again), Texas Technological College, Lack of encouragement, Family’s reaction, Lack of money, Other Chicanos attending Texas Tech, Scholarship, Did not graduate, Volunteered for the draft (1953), Served two years in Germany (1953-1955), Germans’ attitude, Discrimination, Incidents at Texas Tech, Local theater owner, Businesses were encouraged not to cater to non-anglos, Bitterness due to discrimination, Jobs, Insurance salesman, Texas Employment Agency, Resident of Lubbock since 1955, Wife—a registered nurse.

Tape 1, Side 2: Wife (continued), Received RN in 1972, Family, Children, Education, Childhood, Plainview, Texas area, Living conditions, Hereford, Texas, Living conditions, Lubbock, Texas, Close to Texas Tech, Bought first house (1962), Encountered housing discrimination, Finally found a realtor willing to help, Welcomed by neighbors, Lubbock tornado of May 11, 1970, Red Cross, Unprepared to help the non-anglo community, Concentrated on the Hillcrest area first, Finally went to the Guadalupe area, Comparison to Germany during wartime, City Hall’s reaction to the Tornado, Initially viewed this as an opportunity to place the non-anglo community into East Lubbock, Chicano leaders emerged and opposed these ideas, Effects of tornado, Guadalupe area, Opened the eyes of Lubbock citizens, Contractor problems surfaced, Lubbock as a whole, Forced to grow up, Ethnic harmony increased in some respects, Chicanos learned how to voice their opinions, Change in the social status of Chicanos, More professionals, Participation in government, Leaders, More volunteers, Ability to raise funds from other Chicanos, Chicano, Used to identify U. S. citizens of Spanish or Mexican heritage.

Range Dates: 1906-1977

Bulk Dates: 1955-1977

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