Kimbrell, Don and Carolyn 2020-01-10

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This interview features Don and Carolyn Kimbrell as they discuss being farmers and being active in the American Agriculture Movement and protests. In this interview, Kimbrell describes his relationships with other farmers and how he helped them with legal paperwork. He recalls being sent to jail for protesting on a bridge in McAllen, Texas. He closes the interview by recounting the 1979 Tractorcade, and his wife describes her involvement in the Tractorcade.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Don and Carolyn Kimbrell

Additional Parties Recorded: n/a

Date: January 10, 2020

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Katelin Dixon

Length: 01:20:32 (1 hour, 32 minutes)


Introduction and background information; Involvement with the American Agriculture movement; Relationships with other farmers; Helping farmers with their paperwork; How other farm organizations reacted to American Ag; Being in jail at McAllen; Alliance with Mexican farmers; racial issues; How the American Ag movement shaped him; Tractorcade; What a typical day protesting in Washington D.C. looked like

Access Information

Original Recording Format: born digital audio

Recording Format Notes: audio CD recording available for listening in our Reading Room

Transcript: found here:

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