Bracero Oral History
Biographical Synopsis of Interviewee
Antonio Garcia Delgado was born in San Buenaventura, Coahuila, Mexico on August 18, 1936. His father was a farmer and his mother a housewife; Garcia only had four years of schooling. He worked with his father after he left school. He worked as a bracero with his father in Texas.
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Antonio Garcia Delgado worked picking pumpkins since he was a child. He traveled to Monterey, Mexico with his father and both were hired to work as braceros. Garcia worked picking cotton in Santa Rosa, Texas. He renewed his contract and worked in Mumford, Texas. Garcia never knew how much money he earned during that time because his father collected his checks. Garcia collected around two hundred and twenty pounds of cotton per day. Garcia traveled with his wife to San Antonio, Texas and worked without documents He feels proud because he became an American Citizen.
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Interview with Antonio Garcia Delgado by Alejandra Díaz, 2010, "Interview no. 1466," Institute of Oral History, University of Texas at El Paso.