Interviewee

Gregorio Flores P.

Interviewer

Violeta Domínguez

Project

Bracero Oral History

Biographical Synopsis of Interviewee

Gregorio Flores was born March 12, 1932, in Tepoztlan, Morelos, México; at an early age, he helped his father with field work; he had one year of formal education; as a young man, he worked in the construction industry; from 1959 to 1961, he worked as a bracero in Arizona, California and Texas picking cotton, melons, and other fruits and vegetables.

Summary of Interview

Mr. Flores recalls growing up in Tepoztlán, Morelos, México; he states that, after one year of formal schooling, he worked with his father doing farming chores; additionally, he remembers working in construction as a young man; he discusses being a bracero from 1959 to 1961; furthermore, he talks about his time picking melons in Arizona, fruits and vegetables in California and cotton in Texas; he details his time as an undocumented worker in Virginia and Dallas from 1980 to 1985; moreover, he compares what life was like for him as a bracero with what he experienced as an undocumented worker.

Date of Interview

8-6-2003

Length of Interview

57 pages

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Tape Number

No. 1050

Transcript Number

No. 1050

Length of Transcript

41 pages

Interview Number

No. 1050

Terms of Use

Unrestricted

Comments

Interview in Spanish.

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