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Lideres Latinos Oral History Project: Interview with Ramón León
Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Ramón León was born in Mexico City before moving to the state of Mexico. León worked as a journalist in Mexico, but relocated to California and dedicated his time to business. He later moved to Minnesota for an opportunity to open his own furniture manufacturing company. He would soon wed in Minnesota and continued to build his businesses and help the Latino community establish their own businesses. León formed the Joint Committee on Immigration and was the chair of the board for Mercado Central. He envisioned Latinos solving their social issues through community programs, businesses, and involvement. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Family; education; jobs worked; climate and social differences of California to Minnesota; bonding with Latino community; business; financial struggles; religion; Mex-Am Vending; Latino Economic Development Center; financing; protecting the local Latino businesses; Latino Scholarship Fund; immigration issues; and the Institute for Economic Development of the Americas.
Quantity 1 digital file
49 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 01:59:56 running time
Creation Interviewer: Duarte, Lorena
Narrator: León, Ramón
Made in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States
Subjects Hispanic Americans
Made in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States
Dates Creation: 08/23/2010
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
ID Number OH135
Accession Number AV2011.2.20
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Lideres Latinos Oral History Project'