Abreo, Rosa Maria 2004-04-27

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Rosa Maria Abreo discusses growing up in Rio Grande City, Tex., and how her mother and grandfather played a major role in her education as well as discussing her thoughts about Coach E.C. Lerma.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Rosa Maria Abreo

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Date: April 27, 2004

Location: Austin, Texas

Interviewer: Daniel Sanchez

Length: 00:46:33


Born October 1947 in Rio Grande City; Parents date and place of birth; Parent’s occupation; Names of grandparents; Family Cousin is General Ricardo Sanchez; Father WWII veteran; Grandparents’ birth places; Why grandparents moved; Grandfather owned a store; Other occupations; Reasons for not eating pork; Jewish ties; Grandfather characteristics; Great Grandfathers Carnival; Different last names; Mother was an educator; Graduated high school 1942; Father wrote poetry; Pushed for college; Rio Grande City, Texas; Grandparents settled in Rio Grande City; An adobe school; Conditions of living for Mexican Americans; Excellent education; Doctorate; School was a must; Oldest sets the tone; Pressure growing up; Family (again); Didn’t know they were poor; Anglo and Mexican American Relations; Spanish or English at Home; The 1950’s; Economics; Rich did not go to school; Counselors discussing college; Vocational area; Rio Grande High School; Kennedy Assassination; Coach E. C. Lerma; His persona; Best years of football; Personal recollections; Footballs success; Significance of athletics to students; No attraction to city; Athletics and community relationship; Names and numbers of high school alum; Education; High achievers; Never went back to Rio Grande City; Edinburg, Texas; Discrimination; Traditional Mexican culture

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