Bracero Oral History Project
Summary of Interview
African-American farmer. No braceros on his farm but he remember them in tour on plantations. Machines just beginning to come in. became a principal of school, taught for a years. Taught 56- 62. Remember 1st cotton picker. Describe conditions in farm. Discussing segregation. What’s not picking as much cotton. Mercanization people out of the area to Midwestern cities. Rice area. Also stopped Mexican migrant worker. Discusses the importance of training. College as UA-PB. Workeron the farm as a kid. Father Abb Locke, mother Rubby Locke; 3 younger brothers. Late 1940's, early 1950’s no machines. They had houses on the farm (mx) remember crew leader. Mx. would live on the farm, go to town on the weekends.
Date of Interview
Length of Interview
Interview with Harrison Locke by Nicole Smith, 2008, "Interview No. 1581," Institute of Oral History, University of Texas at El Paso.