Caro, Ruben 2018-06-26

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This interview features Ruben Caro as he discusses his life living in Lubbock. In this interview, Caro describes how Lubbock had changed over the years, what it is like to live as a black man in America, and how the Civil Rights movement affected Lubbock.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Ruben Caro

Additional Parties Recorded: n/a

Date: June 26, 2018

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Daniel Sanchez

Length: 01:27:30 (1 hours, 27 minutes)


Working on a farm as a child; Learning how to play the guitar and piano; Working at the cotton oil mill; sawblade incident; Running the bathing room in a cotton mill; Pastoring a church; His activity within the church; Lubbock’s growth; Life as a black man in America; His memories of Lubbock; Chatman Hospital; segregation

Access Information

Original Recording Format: born digital audio

Recording Format Notes: audio cd available in reading room

Transcript: yes

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