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Lideres Latinos Oral History Project: Interview with José H. Trejo
Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: José H. Trejo was born in Rosita, Mexico. Trejo and his family moved to Minnesota from Texas for better opportunities. He attended Austin Community College majoring in biology and later Mankato State University majoring in Spanish Studies. Trejo proceeded to teach at Red Wing High School for four years. He was the town supervisor for Eureka Township in Polk County, Wisconsin and served as director for Buckbee Mears Company. Trejo would later hold many more positions including working for the North American Free-Trade Agreement, as associate director for Metropolitan Interfaith Council on Affordable Housing, as director of the Saint Croix Falls Chamber of Commerce, for the Minnesota Human Trafficking Task Force, for the Cooperative Council on AIDS and HIV Prevention, and for the Agricultural Committee of the United States Department of Agriculture. He is currently working as director of the Breaking Free organization. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Jobs held; organizations; civil unrest; immigration; politics; trip moving to Minnesota; Minnesota weather; importance of education; discrimination in school; financial struggles; scholarships; teaching Spanish; bilingual in Spanish and English; active Latino community; civil unrest in Saint Paul; community involvement; Christian Science program; Neighborhood Watch; Spanish Speaking Affairs Council; Minnesota Migrant Council; lawsuits; funding; Minnesota Hispanic Chamber of Commerce; Chicano Liberation Front; Minnesota Hispanic AIDS; Hispanic Women's Conference; Migrant Health Program; Latino Employment Program; President Carter; human rights; diversity; and leadership.
Quantity 1 digital file
81 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 02:30:08 running time
Creation Interviewer: Duarte, Lorena
Narrator: Trejo, José H.
Made in Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States
Subjects Hispanic Americans
Made in Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States
Dates Creation: 04/11/2010
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
ID Number OH135
Accession Number AV2011.2.35
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Lideres Latinos Oral History Project'