Estrada, Agustin 1973-05-17

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Agustin Estrada, a Lubbock businessman, discusses his career and relates some events in the history of the GI Forum, which collapsed in 1964. Mexican-American protests concerning particular discriminatory acts are reviewed.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Agustin Estrada

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Date: May 17, 1973

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Andrew Tijerina

Length: 1 hour


Tape 1, Side 1: Family background, early life, Tenant farmer status in Gonzales county recalled, Reasons for move to Lubbock area related, Effects of World War II on attitudes expressed, Instances of discrimination in Lubbock theaters, restaurants cited, Effects of discrimination on attitude claimed, Work on railroads, construction recalled, Business management school in Lubbock examined

Tape 1, Side 2: Difficulty establishing a business related, Moved to Lubbock from Slaton in 1950, GI Forum social events recalled, Discrimination in Mackenzie Park discussed, Loss of interest in GI Forum remembered, 1953 urban renewal proposal to relocate Guadalupe barrio, Mexican-American protest against bracero program recalled, George Mahon's reaction to the Mexican-American grievances, Farm Bureau reaction to Mexican-American protests, Criticism of legal process made, GI Forum re-established in 1957, Opening of public facilities to Mexican-Americans recalled, Collapse of GI Forum in 1964, Discussion of ethnic terms

Range Dates: 1940-1973

Bulk Dates: 1940-1973

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