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Document Details


Title: Nietro, Ernesto
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: University of Texas, Arlington. Central Library. Special Collections Department
Collection: Tejano Voices: University of Texas at Arlington Center for Mexican American Studies Oral History Project
Description: Mr. Nieto and Ms. De León discuss their roles in defining the mission and goals of the National Hispanic Institute. They describe the NHI focus, which is the training of Latino youth to become leaders in Latino communities. They talk about the importance of providing opportunities for Mexican American students in education and practical socio-political involvement so as to instill in them a sense of pride and accomplishment and enable them to assume leadership roles in the Latino community. Both interviewees detail and describe the purposes of the different programs offered by the NHI. They each elaborate upon their definition of leadership and their belief that the mission of the NHI fulfils that image. They express their opinion that the biggest threat to Mexican Americans is losing their cultural identity while living in and absorbing Anglo social and political values. They conclude the interview with their respective family histories and genealogies.
Extent: 52 pages
URL: http://libraries.uta.edu/tejanovoices/transcripts/TV_114.html
Original Language: English
Audio: [Audio available]
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1998 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Nietro, Ernesto, 1940-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1940
Speaker place of birth: Houston, TX; Texas; United States; North America
Age at speaking: 58
Document location: Maxwell, TX
Document date: 02-Feb-1998
Interviewer: Gutierrez, Jose Angel
Organizations discussed: National Hispanic Institute, Maxwell, TX; Southwestern University, Georgetown, TX
Locations discussed: Austin, TX; Fort Worth, TX; Houston, TX; McAllen, TX; North America; Texas; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Austin, TX; Children; Community; Culture; Education; Fort Worth, TX; Hispanic American leadership; Hispanic American women; Hispanic American youth; Hispanic Americans; Houston, TX; McAllen, TX; National Hispanic Institute, Maxwell, TX; North America; Oral history; Southwestern University, Georgetown, TX; Texas; United States
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0000228-173