Chavez, Gilbert Robert 1999-04-28

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Gilbert Robert Chavez discusses his life.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Gilbert Robert Chavez

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Date: April 28, 1999

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Daniel Sanchez

Length: 1 hour, 10 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Chavez, Gilbert Robert, b. in Midland, Texas on April 18, 1952, Parents, Paula, mother, b. in Stanton, Texas, Joe, father, b. in Midland, Texas, Childhood, Education, Education (again), Graduated from high school in 1970, Integration, Busing, Midland, Texas (again), Three high schools, Midland H. S., Lee and Carver, Segregation, Movie theatres, Education (again), First language, Spanish, Texas Tech University, Graduated in 1977, Austin, Texas, Law School, Washington, D. C., Education (again), Preparation, Encouragement, Vietnam War, Opinions, Vietnam Memorial – Washington, D. C., Hispanics listed on the wall, Emotional impact, Texas Tech University (again), Hispanic organization, Political Science, Professors, Took time of school to work, Returned to Texas Tech to graduate, Jobs, IBM, West Texas Legal Services, Responsibilities, Mexican-American Research Council, Austin, Texas, Responsibilities, Law School (again), Washington, D. C. (again), Neighborhood, Demographics, Jobs (again), Immigration office, Texas (again), Political campaigns, Lubbock, Texas, Jobs (again), Duties, Cities and progression, Opinions, Austin, Texas, Demographics, Ku Klux Klan Rally, Opinions, "White Flight", Hispanic representation in government, Opinions, City Council – Lubbock, Texas, Hernandez, Victor, Lubbock School Board, DeLeon, Linda, Qualities of a good representative, Getting the Hispanic population to vote

Tape 1, Side 2: Getting the Hispanic population to vote (continued), Parental involvement, Afterthoughts, Friendships, Importance of education, [ends after 10 minutes]

Range Dates: 1952-1999

Bulk Dates: 1970-1999

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