Aguerro, Bidal 1976-09-07

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Mr. Bidal Aguerro speaks of the Mexican-Americans on the South Plains, concentrating on discrimination against them and the effects of the 1970 tornado on their community.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Bidal Aguerro

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Date: September 7, 1976

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: David Zepeda

Length: 1 hour, 15 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Background, Parents' lack of education, Father's employment, Memories of discrimination (late 1950s), Aguerro's education, Few Chicanos graduated from high school, Attended Texas Tech (1967-72), Student organizations joined and helped, Los Tertulianos, Mecha, Effects of Lubbock tornado (1970), On Mexican-American community

Tape 1, Side 2: Effects of Lubbock tornado (continued), Disturbance at Fair Park Coliseum, Parade of Protest, La Voz, Chicano newspaper, Mexican-American Chamber of Commerce (COMA), Llano Estacado, migrant workers organization, Status of Mexican-Americans, Past, Present

Tape 2, Side 1: Status, Learn, Incorporated, Meaning of word "Chicano", Election of Froy Salinas, Mexican-American business climate

Tape 2, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1950s-1976

Bulk Dates: 1970s

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