Lideres Latinos Oral History Project: Interview with Rev. J. Pablo Obregon
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Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Rev. J. Pablo Obregon was born in Lima, Peru. Obregon attended Lutheran Bible Institute in southern California for ministry. He later attended Luther Seminary in Saint Paul, Minnesota on his path towards becoming a pastor. He accepted a pastor internship in Willmar where he would meet his future wife. Obregon would become the Pastor Chaplain for Bethesda Health and Housing in Willmar. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Family background; Peru's religious stance; Peru weather and culture; Chinese influence in Peru introducing rice to diet; holidays and New Year's celebrations; playing the guitar; education; teacher strikes and social injustice; learning English by watching television shows along with classes; calling to become a pastor; Minnesota weather; dealing with stereotypes; immigration; racial tensions and discrimination in Willmar; ELCA; and educating the community of Willmar about God and understanding different cultures.
Quantity 1 digital file
40 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 02:06:45 running time
Creation Interviewer: Duarte, Lorena
Interviewee: Obregon, Reverend J. Pablo
Made in Willmar, Kandiyohi County, Minnesota, United States
Subjects Hispanic Americans -- Minnesota.
Made in Willmar, Kandiyohi County, Minnesota, United States
Dates Creation: 07/14/2009
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH135
Accession Number AV2011.2.26
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Lideres Latinos Oral History Project'

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