DeLeon, Nephtali 2013-10-18

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This interview features Nephtalí De León, an artist, poet, writer and civic activist. He talks Aztec history and Aztlán (the southwestern United States of America prior to the European conquest.) De León discusses his involvement in civil rights, protests, and education. In particular he discusses the Brown Berets, La Raza Unida Party, La Voz de los Llanos (his newspaper), He reminisces about using his voice as a publisher, artist, and poet to contribute to the enlightenment of the public. De León is still actively working on indigenous rights, the immigration issue, and equality

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Nephtali DeLeon

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Date: October 18, 2013

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Daniel Sanchez

Length: 01:37:12


Biographical information, Literary works and indigenous people’s rights movement, Aztlán and the Aztec Nahuatl language, The Dreamers and getting the message out, Political power of the movement, Detention of Chicano people, Preservation of Aztec culture, Oral tradition and the troubadours, Goals, accomplishments in public speaking and art: The voice within the community, Influential people in the Chicano movement, Book: I Will Catch the Sun / Quiero pescar el sol, More influential people, Use of language: English, Spanish, Aztec Nahuatl, Gypsy, Tonantzin comes to the Aztec people

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Transcript: Transcript available on Dspace

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