Mexican-born immigrant to the U.S.; immigrant rights activist, and anthropology professor with expertise in immigrant communities from Guanajuato, Mexico, in the U.S. Childhood and education in Mexico City; decision to pursue a career in the field of political anthropology; decision to open the Oak Cliff Center for Community Studies; work with Camposanto del Cemento Grande and other community organizations in Dallas; work to increase Hispanics’ access to college; involvement in immigrant rights movements and local Mexican American political groups.
Mexican-born immigrant to the U.S. of German heritage and immigrant rights activist. Childhood and education in Mexico City and Puebla, Mexico; involvement in activist student politics; career as a biologist working on issues of bacterial resistance; involvement in immigrant rights movements and local Mexican American political groups; opinions about Mexican attitudes toward immigrants; involvement in the April 2006 Dallas “Megamarch.” Interview in Spanish and English translations.
Dr. Victor Rodriguez spotlights significant insights into his storied career through five eras: his early all-Hispanic elementary school training; his continued study and budding athletic prowess in the Edna, TX, school district; his Victoria Junior College athletic achievements and learning; his higher education, Geezle membership, and track accomplishments at North Texas State College; and his 37-year career as a teacher, coach, and superintendent in the San Antonio school district.
UNT Professor Emeritus of Microbiology. Family history; childhood and early education in Crystal City and San Antonio, Texas; service in World War II-era U.S.
Community activist. Her experiences as an activist in the Mexican-American community of Fort Worth, Texas. Her youth in the coal-mining town of Bridgeport, Texas; experiences concerning discrimination in Bridgeport; closing of the mines in 1931 and the family move to Fort Worth; her work with the Mexican Presbyterian Church of Fort Worth in its outreach programs for Latinos; tensions between Anglos and Latinos; Mexican-American social activities and celebrations; her work in amnesty and citizenship programs; political activities; evolution of the Northside neighborhood.