Flores, Raymond 1999-08-21

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Raymond Flores talks about the early history of Lubbock’s Hispanic community, his service in the Army during World War II, and the discrimination he has endured.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Raymond Flores

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Date: August 21, 1999

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Daniel Sanchez

Length: 1 hour


Tape 1: Born in Lubbock, Texas on August 23, 1923, Grandfather was 1st Latin-American family to own land in the Lubbock, Texas, Childhood, Selling chickens, Education, Had no education, Segregation, Working, Depression, 1930s, Hardships, Working, First job, 16 years old, Wynoka (?), Oklahoma, Railroad gang, San Angelo, Texas, Sheering sheep, Gathering wheat, Discrimination, Lubbock, Texas, Restaurants, Restrooms, Courthouse, Water fountains, Lindsey Theater, Mackenzie Park, Lubbock, Texas (again), Barrios, Reasons for the names, Moved to Clovis, New Mexico, Worked to put goods on trains, Drafted into military in 1942, United States Army, Had 10 days to report to New York after basic training, Spent two days in Lubbock, Texas and son was born, Sent overseas, Joined 82nd Airborne, Dropped into France on D-Day, Battle of the Bulge, Hit by a shell, Lost some hearing and balance, Had to fight for veteran disability rights, Metals and Honors, Concentration camp, Returning to the United States, Discrimination (again), Newly formed organizations, Participation, Experiencing depression and war, Family, Grandmother, Son, County Commissioner, Raising children

Range Dates: 1923-1999

Bulk Dates: 1923-1945

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