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Document Details


Title: Rojas, Jesus
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: Rojas discusses his election at age 19 to the Robstown, Texas, school board, his reasons for running for the office, and his efforts as vice-president of the board to focus attention on the real needs of Robstown students. (At the time of the interview he had held office for only two months). Rojas also talks about the politics involved in the election of board officers, and about his campaign for election to the board. Additional topics of discussion include racial and ethnic relations and Rojas' activities in high school as a class and student council officer.
Extent: 188 pages
URL: http://libraries.uta.edu/tejanovoices/transcripts/TV_078.html
Original Language: English
Audio: [Audio available]
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1998 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Rojas, Jesus Zavala, 1978-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 25-Dec-1978
Speaker place of birth: Corpus Christi, TX; Texas; United States; North America
Age at speaking: 20
Document location: Robstown, TX
Document date: 22-Jun-1998
Interviewer: Gutierrez, Jose Angel
Locations discussed: North America; Robstown, TX; Texas; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Education; High school students; Hispanic American leadership--Texas; Hispanic American youth; North America; Oral history; Political campaigns--Texas; Political science; Public schools; Robstown, TX; School boards; Student government; Texas; United States
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0000241-186