Flores, Abran 1973-03-28

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Lubbock resident Abran Flores discusses his personal history and that of Mexican-Americans in general in the Lubbock area.

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Interviewee Name: Abran Flores

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Date: March 28, 1973

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Andrew Tijerina

Length: 1 hour


Tape 1, Side 1: Family background and early life, Move to Lubbock in 1912 recalled, Living conditions described, Segregation, discrimination in Lubbock in 1913 cited, Work in Artesia, New Mexico, noted, Growth of the Mexican-American population in Lubbock, Purchased Lubbock property in 1914, Need for diversification jobs to sustain permanent residence recalled

Tape 1, Side 2: Anglo migrant cotton-pickers mentioned, Guadalupe community school of 1922 remembered, Mexican-Americans' work with railroads recalled, Recollections of Border Patrol activities, "El hueso" neighborhood mentioned, Farm workers' migration to Lubbock noted, Examination of workers attitudes, work on railroads, Deportation of Mexican citizens during the Depression recalled, Description of Lubbock as a "typical western town", Catholic, Protestant Mexican-American churches cited, Claims that discrimination grew worse during the Depression

Range Dates: 1912-1973

Bulk Dates: 1912-1922

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