Bracero Oral History
Biographical Synopsis of Interviewee
Eleuterio Flores was born on February 20, 1935, in Miacatlán, Morelos, México; he grew up in a family of farm workers, and labored in sugar cane plantations near his hometown; due to a lack of formal schooling, he learned basic reading and writing from his father; he worked as a bracero from 1956 to 1963 in California and Texas.
Summary of Interview
Mr. Flores describes his childhood in Miacatlán, Morelos, México, and his lack of formal schooling; he relates that his father taught him to read and write; he also recalls his time in the Ingenio Azucarero, a sugar cane plantation; additionally, he discusses how his experience with the plantation helped him secure work as a bracero; furthermore, he remembers that, in 1956, he got permission from his work to join the Bracero Program; he details the work he did in California and Texas, and states that he picked cotton and gathered several other crops.
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Interview with Eleuterio Flores G. by Violeta Domínguez, 2003, "Interview no. 1049," Institute of Oral History, University of Texas at El Paso.