Interviewee

Charles V. Porras

Interviewer

Oscar J. Martinez

Project

Bicentennial

Biographical Synopsis of Interviewee

Longtime El Paso resident.

Summary of Interview

Biography; shooting at Zeiger's Saloon in early El Paso; experiences at Beall elementary and El Paso High Schools; Anglo/Mexican relations; experiences in the Navy; Young Men's Democratic Club; LULAC; Marcos B. Armijo Post; civil rights work; work with the Federal Emergency Relief Administration; Ciudad Juarez during Prohibition; the Mexican Revolution; the word "Chicano"; zoot-suit riots in Los Angeles; political campaign of Rep. Edward Roybal of California; attitudes toward the Chicano Movement.

Date of Interview

11-18-1975

Length of Interview

2 hours

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Tape Number

No. 212

Transcript Number

No. 212

Length of Transcript

38 pages

Date Transcribed

3-18-1976

Transcriber

Rhonda Hartman

Interview Number

No. 212

Terms of Use

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