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Lideres Latinos Oral History Project: Interview with Heladio "Lalo" Zavala
Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Heladio "Lalo" Zavala was born in Asherton, Texas. Zavala decided to move to Minnesota to attend Moorhead State College and studied social work and Spanish. He became involved with the Latino community by becoming the chairman of Migrant Health Services, executive director of the Minnesota Migrant Council, and CEO of Midwest Association of Farmworker Organizations. Zavala is married with three children. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Family background; Latino culture in Texas; agriculture industry; separation between Whites and Mexicanos; recruitment program called Project Equality; Beatles and music; financial hardships; Bilingual in Spanish and English; racism; Chicano Movement; importance of education; networking; National Association of Farmworker Organizations; funding; uniting Latinos; and community involvement.
Quantity 1 digital file
61 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 02:13:54 running time
Creation Interviewer: Duarte, Lorena
Narrator: Zavala, Heladio
Made in Saint Cloud, Stearns County, Minnesota, United States
Subjects Hispanic Americans
Made in Saint Cloud, Stearns County, Minnesota, United States
Dates Creation: 10/18/2010
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
ID Number OH135
Accession Number AV2011.2.41
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Lideres Latinos Oral History Project'