Carmona, Adan Segura 1998-08-31

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Lubbock, Texas native Adan Segura Carmona talks about his childhood and discrimination in Lubbock, Texas and he also talks about his career in the automobile business.

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Interviewee Name: Adan Segura Carmona

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Date: August 31 and September 9, 1998

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Daniel Sanchez

Length: 3 hours, 5 minutes


Tape 1: Carmona, Adan Segura, Born in Ralls, Texas in 1920, Parents, Siblings, Lubbock, Texas – early 1920s, Description, Father, Working for railroad, Siblings (again), Children, Mother, Remarried in 1927 to Frank Garcia, Children, Garcia, Andy, Childhood, Roswell, New Mexico, Lubbock, Texas (again), Difficulties, Education, Junior high classmates, Jobs, Moved to California, 1942, Reasons, Lived there 45 years, Married in the 1940s, Son, Engineer for Texaco, Lubbock, Texas (again), Neighborhood, Kids, Fighting, Cinco de Mayo, Shooting, Description, Discrimination, Relocation the Hispanic community, Education (again), First teacher, Guadalupe school, Opinions on children’s education, Tornado of 1970 – Lubbock, Texas, Destruction, Rent houses, Deaths, Rebuilding, Positive effects, Festivals, Types, Description, Bands

Tape 2: Migrant workers, Work locations, Relationships, Carmona, Adan Segura (again), Jobs (again), Discrimination (again), Being accused of theft, Migrant workers (again), Conflicts with the locals, Reasons, Lubbock, Texas (again), Avenue K, "Rowdy Street", Carmona, Adan Segura (again), Mother, Education encouragemen, Sharecropper, Neighbors, Jobs, Family members, Military service, Military service (continued), Languages, Tex-Mex, Opinions, Carmona, Adan Segura (again), California, Car-body work, Ford dealer – 21 years, Volvo of America – 19 years, Business travels, Intermodel Transport Services, Inspecting cars on import ships, Returning to Lubbock, Texas, Buying a new house, Taxes, Texas, High schools, TAAS test, Lubbock, Texas (again), Hispanic residents, Tornado of 1970 – Lubbock, Texas (again), Getting new houses from the government, Education (again), Importance, [This side ends after 5 minutes.]

Tape 3: [Interview continues at this point on September 9, 1998.] [Carmona and Sanchez are driving and walking around Lubbock, Texas and parts of the cassette are difficult to understand. Carmona is pointing out places he remembers from his childhood and places his family and friends have lived.] Carmona, Adan Segura (again), Childhood, Playgrounds, Yellowhouse Canyon, Description, Brother, First interracial marriage in Lubbock, Texas, Childhood (again), Chasing horses, Lubbock, Texas, Yellowhouse Canyon (again), Drowning, Description (again), Tax raises, Cotton Club, Discrimination, Mackenzie Park, Buffalo Springs Lake, Yellowhouse Canyon (again), Yellowhouse Canyon (continued), Mackenzie Park (again), Discrimination (again), Chased by police, Working, Differences from California, Carmona, Adan Segura, Garden City, Kansas, Childhood (again), Education (again), Tornado of 1970 – Lubbock, Texas (again), Family relocations, Building new houses, Carmona, Adan Segura (again), Family

Tape 4: Education (again), Teachers, Lubbock, Texas (again), Tornado of 1970 (again), Integration, Hispanic theater, Carmona, Adan Segura (again), Childhood (again), Playgrounds (again), Holly, Buddy, Lubbock, Texas, Buddy Holly Park, Carmona, Adan Segura, Brother, Childhood, Camping, Playgrounds,

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