Rios, Rolando 1985-07-10

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Rolando Rios discusses the Chicano movement and Hispanic/Anglo relations in American society.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Rolando Rios

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: July 10, 1985

Location: None Given

Interviewer: Yolanda Romero

Length: 45 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Family background, Born: San Antonio, Texas, Father from Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, Mother from San Antonio, Texas, Education, Military service, Employment—attorney, Vietnam experiences, Minorities, Rank, Numbers, Ages, Family background (again), Education (again), Chicano movement (1960s-1970s), Leadership, Motivation, Political awareness, Anglo political processes, At-large system in San Antonio, Impact of Hispanic Mayor (Henry Cisneros), Hispanic arts, Chicano opera, Guadalupe Theater, Hispanics in San Antonio, Hispanic militancy, Hispanics in Lubbock, Chicano sophistication, Decline in educational level, Reasons, School board policy, Needs of Hispanics, Hispanic teachers, Vocational training, "Slow learner" labels, Tracking system.

Tape 1, Side 2: Language, Assimilation, Education, Chicano culture reinforcement, Pressures to conform, Bilingual education, Reasons for becoming a lawyer, Chicana roles, Press release (July 10, 1985), Voter registration, At-large election lawsuits.

Range Dates: 1960-1985

Bulk Dates: 1970-1985

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