Chavez, Juan Manuel 2013-01-25

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This interview features Juan Manuel Chavez, county commissioner in Muleshoe, Texas. Juan discusses his early life and how he became interested in politics. He recounts the Hispanic political activism of the seventies, and discusses the current issues for Hispanic Americans today.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Juan Manuel Chavez

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Date: January 25, 2013

Location: Muleshoe, Texas

Interviewer: Daniel Sanchez

Length: 01:37:29


Basic introductions and background info, Early experiences that encouraged Juan’s activism, Getting politically involved in Hispanic organizations, Being on the city council and running for county commissioner, Political involvement in Hereford, TX, On what it takes for a community to take action, On trying to get people politically involved in the early days, Hispanic Presbyterian involvement, Having the right encouragement and inspiration to stay politically active, Discusses the easy wins they were able to achieve politically, Current political climate for Hispanics in America, Campaigning for Hispanic votes

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Transcript: Transcript available on Dspace

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