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Lideres Latinos Oral History Project: Interview with Gilbert de la O
Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Gilbert de la O was born in New Ulm, Minnesota. His family moved from Texas to Minnesota in search of work. He started working at the Neighborhood House, a community center, as a teen and continued for over fifty years. De la O is married with two children. He also served as the first Chicano ever on the St. Paul School Board. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Family background, community involvement; childhood growing up at the Neighborhood House child care center; revolution of 1910; financial struggles; Our Lady of Guadalupe church; Jewish community; Latino community; lack of diversity; Black Bridge; racism in the classroom; the Chicano Movement with the Brown Berets; Chicano Studies at the University of Minnesota; serving in the Vietnam War; military order in his life; changing views towards being against wars; impact of sports; unemployment; growing diversity in Saint Paul; uniting the Latino community; education; and the West Side Boosters.
Quantity 1 digital file
55 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 01:43:11 running time
Creation Interviewer: Duarte, Lorena
Narrator: De la O, Gilbert
Made in Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States
Subjects Hispanic Americans
Made in Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States
Dates Creation: 03/29/2010
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
ID Number OH135
Accession Number AV2011.2.5
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Lideres Latinos Oral History Project'