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Document Details


Title: Rosa Ramirez Guerrero
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: University of Texas, San Antonio. Institute of Texan Cultures
Collection: Institute of Texan Cultures Oral History Collection
Description: Rosa Guerrero, a native El Pasoan, discusses the role of Mexican-American culture (particularly music and dance) in her life. She explains that dance provides a medium through which different people and different cultures may better understand each other. She discusses her belief that children can learn language through movement and talks about her experiences teaching in the public schools during the 1960s and 1970s as well as her work with children in bilingual classes and folkloric dance classes in the 1980s and 1990s. She also discusses her videos Tapestry and Tapestry II. In recognition of her work, a school in El Paso bears her name.
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1995 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Guerrero, Rosa Ramirez
Speaker gender: Female
Speaker occupation: Dance teacher; Dancer
Document location: Galveston, TX
Document date: 26-Jul-1995
Interviewer: Massey, Sarah
Locations discussed: North America; San Antonio, TX; Texas; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Community; Culture; Local history; North America; Oral history; San Antonio, TX; Texas; Texas--History; United States
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0029043-32077