For the DFW Metroplex Immigration Oral History Project. Mexican-born immigrant to Plano, Texas. Childhood in Mexico; experiences during first visit to the U.S.; illegally crossing the border to live in Dallas, Texas; experiences with a coyote; experiences as an undocumented person; experiences with discrimination in the U.S.; thoughts on the DREAM Act and immigration process; advice for future immigrants.
A university of North Texas Ph.D. Dissertation written by Tommy W.
Physician. His experiences as a resident of Hamilton Park, Texas, in 1950s and 1960s. Childhood and education in Dallas; medical school at Meharry Medical College, Nashville, Tennessee, 1942-45; Army career; segregated housing in Dallas; discrimination against African-American physicians; dealing with the white power structure in Dallas; civil rights activities; decision to build home in Hamilton Park; Hamilton Park School and quality of education; comments about Karl Hoblitzelle; zoning problems; school desegregation; Pacesetter; decision to leave Hamilton Park.
For the Eastland County African American Women Oral History Project. Longtime resident of Cisco, Texas. Memories of childhood in the Humble Town community of Cisco; experience in all-black public schools; marriage to Robby Jones and decision to move to California and experiences there; decision to move back to Cisco following an earthquake; divorce from Jones and marriage to Oscar Weeks, owner of a popular barbecue restaurant; career as a factory worker, beautician, nurse’s aide, and physical therapist’s assistant; social life among blacks in Cisco; experiences with racial discrimination.
Former Mayor of Crystal City, Texas, 1963-66. His experiences and personal views of the municipal elections in Crystal City, Texas, 1963. Political Association of Spanish-Speaking Organizations (PASO); discrimination; charges against Captain A. Y. Allee; his accomplishments as Mayor.