Medina, Augustin 1973-05-16

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Augustin Medina, editor of Lubbock’s first Hispanic newspaper La Voz, reviews his career in Lubbock, beginning in 1959. He also describes events in the history of Lubbock’s Mexican-American community.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Augustin Medina

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: May 16, 1973

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Andrew Tijerina

Length: 30 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Hopes for establishing a Spanish paper in Lubbock in 1959, Jimenez family’s El Noticiario noted, Establishment of El Semanario, Noticias recalled, Changed to La Voz de Tejas in 1969, Move to Lubbock remembered, Lubbock’s Mexican-American community described, Location, description of labor camps given, Description of Guadalupe barrio, Recollections of 1965 swimming pool incident in Slaton, Other incidents discussed, Family’s education mentioned, Lubbock’s 16th of September celebrations recalled, Protest march (Marcha de Fe) in 1971 recalled, Help from Lubbock community in the establishment of the Spanish paper, Operation of La Voz discussed, Attitude toward the term "Chicano" expressed.

Tape 1, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1959-1973

Bulk Dates: 1959-1971

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