Discrimination

OH 1758

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.

OH 0871

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.

OH 1595

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.

OH 0052

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.