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Lideres Latinos Oral History Project: Interview with Francisco Morales
Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Francisco Morales was born in Mexico City, Mexico before moving to California. Morales later moved to Willmar, Minnesota seeking better opportunities. He completed two years of welding school, one year of cosmetology school, and went to canine schools to train guard dogs. Afterwards he held several positions including corn detasseling. Morales currently works as a youth counselor for schools and has served for over 23 years. He has two children and resides in Minnesota. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Family background; relationships; youth outreach; Latino community; diversity; racism; visiting Mexico; Minnesota winter; being bilingual in Spanish and English; culture and traditions; lack of community in Minnesota; importance of education; Elm Lane; crime issues; business; social issues; Chicano-Latino Affairs Council; immigration experience; friendships; religion; and Somalian immigrants facing similar struggles as Latino immigrants.
Quantity 1 digital file
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Measurements 01:48:13 running time
Creation Interviewer: Arauza, Abner
Narrator: Morales, Francisco
Made in Willmar, Kandiyohi County, Minnesota, United States
Subjects Hispanic Americans
Made in Willmar, Kandiyohi County, Minnesota, United States
Dates Creation: 11/17/2010 - 12/15/2010

Holding Type Oral History - Interview
ID Number OH135
Accession Number AV2011.2.24
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Lideres Latinos Oral History Project'