Oscar J. Martinez
Biographical Synopsis of Interviewee
Longtime El Paso resident.
Summary of Interview
Biography; shooting at Zeiger's Saloon in early El Paso; experiences at Beall elementary and El Paso High Schools; Anglo/Mexican relations; experiences in the Navy; Young Men's Democratic Club; LULAC; Marcos B. Armijo Post; civil rights work; work with the Federal Emergency Relief Administration; Ciudad Juarez during Prohibition; the Mexican Revolution; the word "Chicano"; zoot-suit riots in Los Angeles; political campaign of Rep. Edward Roybal of California; attitudes toward the Chicano Movement.
Date of Interview
Length of Interview
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Interview with Charles V. Porras by Oscar J. Martinez, 1975, "Interview no. 212," Institute of Oral History, University of Texas at El Paso.