Rodriguez, Homero 1976-09-21

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Homero Rodriguez speaks of his career in the U. S. Air Force, discrimination against Mexican-Americans, and the organization of the Mexican-American Club.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Homero Rodriguez

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: September 21, 1976

Location: Lubbock, Texas (Reese Air Force Base)

Interviewer: David Zepeda

Length: 50 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Personal background, Born: Laredo, Texas, Siblings, Father, civil service, Involvement in agriculture, Parents’ education, Arrival in Lubbock, Texas, Education, Entered Air Force, Language problems, Discrimination in education, Attitude of Mexican-Americans toward colleges (1950s), Experiences in the service, San Antonio, Texas, Wichita Falls, Texas, Discrimination, Intelligence courses, Stationed in El Paso, Texas, Wife’s family, Children, Overseas experiences, Foreign languages, Compares Mexican and Korean cultures, Food, Ancestors, President, Mexican-American Club.

Tape 1, Side 2: Organization of Mexican-American Club, Goals, Recreation, Music, Promotion of Mexican-American culture, Projects, Charity Ball, Mexican Independence Day celebrations, National Hispanic Week, Activities, Parade, Membership in Mexican-American Club, Meaning of word "Chicano", Chicano movement, Maintenance of Mexican culture.

Range Dates: 1950s-1976

Bulk Dates: 1950s-1976

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