Flores, Gilbert 1976-08-31

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Gilbert Flores discusses his career as a businessman on the South Plains and his involvement with the Mexican-American Chamber of Commerce and the Texas Association of Mexican-American Chambers of Commerce.

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Interviewee Name: Gilbert Flores

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Date: August 31, 1976

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: David Zepeda

Length: 55 minutes


Abstract

Tape 1, Side 1: Early history, Siblings, Discrimination in education, Santa Fe depot, Early work experience, Opening Gilbert's Auto Parts, Tornado (1970), Federal funds available, Gilbert Auto Parts, Aid of Mexican-American customers, Involvement with Mexican-American Chamber of Commerce (COMA)

Tape 1, Side 2: COMA, purpose and membership, Other cities with COMA, Texas Association of Mexican-American Chambers of Commerce (TAMACC), Election of two Lubbockites to TAMACC, Goals of TAMACC and COMA, Needs of Mexican-American, Meaning of the work "Chicano", Equality for Mexican-Americans

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