Sedeno, Lorenzo M 1999-05-12

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Lorenzo Sedeño talks about his life and career.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Lorenzo M. Sedeño

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: May 12, 19999

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Daniel Sanchez

Length: 1 hour 40 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Born: San Angelo, Texas (November 24, 1930), Parents, Father, Description, Santa Fe and Southern Pacific railroads, Retired at age 63, Lived well for the times, Hispanic celebrations, Mother, Father (again), Bootlegging, San Angelo, Texas (again), Racism during the time, Friction between Hispanics and Anglos, Community, Lubbock, Texas, Economic development, Racism, Education, Catholic schools (grades 1-7), Sisters, Racism (again), Graduates, Jobs, Laundry—35 cents an hour, San Angelo Medical and Surgical Clinic, Restaurant business, Experience with gamblers.

Tape 1, Side 2: Experience with gamblers (continued), Married, Richard (Dick) Blake, Lorenzo Sedeno (again), Jobs, Western Hatchery, Locations, Duties, Complications, Racism (again), Resignation, American National, Insurance company, Became a top salesman, Discrimination, Million dollar round table, Selling insurance.

Tape 2, Side 1: Selling insurance (continued), Racism by customers, "White flight" (1968-1969), Tornado (1970), Changes in demographics, Effect on insurance work, Lorenzo Sedeno (again), Jobs, Racism, Began selling insurance on his own in 1972, Works for the community, Children, Lubbock, Texas, Opinions, Problems, Father (again), Working with Hispanic celebrations.

Tape 2, Side 2: Hispanic celebrations (again), History, Media, How Hispanics are portrayed, [ends after 10 minutes].

Range Dates: 1930-1999

Bulk Dates: 1930-1999

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