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Document Details


Title: Pena, Albert
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: Peña discusses his role in school desegregation cases in Texas and how he became involved in the Hondo and Lytle lawsuits. He relates how the visibility generated by these cases led to his involvement in Democratic Party politics in Texas. Peña describes his involvement in the founding and early development of the Political Association of Spanish-Speaking Organizations (PASO), MALDEF, and the Viva Kennedy Clubs. He recalls his association with such Democratic Party notables as Lyndon Johnson and members of the Kennedy family as well as with political interest organizations such as the Teamsters, the American G.I. Forum, and LULAC. Peña addresses efforts to organize voters and recruit PASO members in New Braunfels and Crystal City, Texas, and describes his involvement with political campaigns and elections. He mentions other prominent Mexican Americans such as Albert Fuentes, Pete Tijerina, Dr. Hector Garcia, and Henry Cisneros, and gives his perspective on their roles in Mexican American politics in Texas. Peña concludes the interview by discussing more recently established Mexican American organizations such as the Inner City Advocates.
Extent: 62 pages
URL: http://libraries.uta.edu/tejanovoices/transcripts/TV_015.html
Original Language: English
Audio: [Audio available]
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1996 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Pena, Albert, 1917-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 15-Dec-1917
Age at speaking: 79
Document location: San Antonio, TX
Document date: 02-Jul-1996
Interviewer: Gutierrez, Jose Angel
People discussed: JFK; John Fitzgerald Kennedy; Johnson, Lyndon B.; Johnson, Lyndon Baines, 1908-1973; Kennedy, John F.; Kennedy, John Fitzgerald, 1917-1963; LBJ; Lyndon Baines Johnson
Organizations discussed: Democratic Party, US; League of United Latin American Citizens, Corpus Christi, TX; Viva Kennedy-Viva Johnson Clubs
Locations discussed: Crystal City, TX; North America; San Antonio, TX; Texas; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Actions and defenses; Crystal City, TX; Democratic Party, US; Hispanic American politicians; Hispanic Americans--Texas; JFK; John Fitzgerald Kennedy; Johnson, Lyndon B.; Johnson, Lyndon Baines, 1908-1973; Kennedy, John F.; Kennedy, John Fitzgerald, 1917-1963; Law--Texas; LBJ; League of United Latin American Citizens, Corpus Christi, TX; Lyndon Baines Johnson; North America; Oral history; San Antonio, TX; School integration; Segregation; Texas; Texas--Politics and government; United States; Viva Kennedy-Viva Johnson Clubs
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0000234-179