Interview Script

Interview – Dr. Tatcho Mindiola, professor, author, activist

Dr. Tatcho Mindiola, author, formerly of the University of Houston, discusses the early efforts to establish Mexican American studies at the University of Houston during the 1970s (see also book review, Race Talk in a Mexican Cantina).  As many others similarly situated, Tatcho Mindiola took great risks which could have affected his professional career.  As …

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Interview – July, 2018: Aurelio Montemayor, Activist, Educator, Part 2

Montemayor discusses the founding of what is probably the first successful Chicano/a college in the country; how Colejio Jacinto Trevino, Mercedes, Texas, came about and, ultimately, reasons for its demise.  The Colejio gained full-throated accreditation support from Antioch College.  Importantly, Montemayor identifies key Chicano and Chicana intellectuals of the time who sacrificed their own life …

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2018 Interview – Nacho Perez Part 1

Interview of Nacho Perez The Chicana/o Legacy Project  seeks to record and archive the voices of avant-garde activists of the Chicano/Chicana Movement of the mid to late 1960s to mid to late 1970s.  Previous inverviews include Rosie Castro, Bamby Cardenas, Rebecca Flores (Harrington), Mario Compean  and Aurelio Montemayor.  Ignacio (Nacho) Perez, Chicano activist during the …

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Interview: Leo Montalvo, The First Mexican American Mayor of McAllen, Texas Part 2

After teaching mathematics in the public schools, Montalvo would serve as intern with a Ford Foundation program and became an activist in the early 1970s.  He was a Spanish columnist at Ya Mero, the United Farmworkers Union newspaper published in McAllen, Texas and would run for Treasurer of Hidalgo County, Texas in 1972 as a …

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Interview: Leo Montalvo, The first Mexican American Mayor of McAllen, Texas Part 1

The First Mexican American Mayor of the City of McAllen, Texas. talks about his family immigrating to Texas  in 1952 when Montalvo was nine years old.  He spoke no English and was placed in the first grade.  Montalvo would graduate high school on schedule and attend Texas A & M University on a partial scholarship. …

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