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Lideres Latinos Oral History Project: Interview with Martha Castanon
Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Martha Castanon was born in Moorhead, Minnesota. Castanon traveled between Texas and Minnesota in her youth, but chose Minnesota for better opportunities. She graduated from Moorhead High School and completed two years of vocational technical school as an accounting clerk. She later served as an election judge pushing the importance of voting. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Family background; education differences from Texas and Minnesota; childhood; being bilingual in Spanish and English; struggles fitting into predominantly White schools; technology such as Facebook for communication; Latino culture in food, Tejano music; racism and stereotypes in Moorhead; being multicultural; quinceaƱera; United Latin American Citizens; financial struggles; growing diversity; work ethic; changing negative attitudes; community involvement; and language accents.
Quantity 1 digital file
51 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 02:15:43 running time
Creation Interviewer: Arauza, Abner
Narrator: Castanon, Martha
Made in Moorhead, Clay County, Minnesota, United States
Subjects Hispanic Americans
Made in Moorhead, Clay County, Minnesota, United States
Dates Creation: 02/15/2010
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
ID Number OH135
Accession Number AV2011.2.3
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Lideres Latinos Oral History Project'