Film, Video Mateo Camarillo oral history interview conducted by David P. Cline in National City, California, 2016 June 28
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- Mateo Camarillo oral history interview conducted by David P. Cline in National City, California, 2016 June 28
- Mateo R. Camarillo talks of his involvement in a range of civil rights campaigns in and around the San Diego area, since the 1960s, including fair housing, police-community tensions, collaboration and cooperation with city officials on these issues. He recalls racism in the south during his service years in Vietnam. Finally, he talks about his entrepreneurial work in recent years.
- Camarillo, Mateo, 1941- interviewee
- Cline, David P., 1969- interviewer
- Bishop, John Melville, videographer
- Civil Rights History Project (U.S.)
Created / Published
- - Camarillo, Mateo,--1941---Interviews
- - Wilson, Pete,--1933
- - Chicano Federation of San Diego County
- - National Council of La Raza
- - Trabajadores de la Raza (Organization)
- - Chicano movement
- - Civil rights movements--California
- - Civil rights movements--United States
- - Civil rights workers--California--Interviews
- - Discrimination in employment--California
- - Mexican Americans--Civil rights
- - Voter registration--California
- - United States--Emigration and immigration--Political aspects
- Personal narratives
- Filmed interviews
- Oral histories
- Video recordings
- - Recorded in National City, California, on June 28, 2016.
- - Civil Rights History Project collection (AFC 2010/039: 0140), Archive of Folk Culture, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
- - Copies of items are also held at the National Museum of African American History and Culture (U.S.).
- - Mateo Camarillo was born in 1941 in Tijuana, Mexico. His family moved to San Diego, CA when he was 10 years old where he attended school. While attending San Diego State University, he became a naturalized citizen of the United States. After graduating from college in 1965, he volunteered to join the U.S. Army, and he served for two years in Europe. Upon returning to San Diego, he became a social worker. He formed the San Diego chapter of Trabajadores de la Raza and worked to establish bilingual pay programs. After serving as Executive Director of the Chicano Federation, in 1976 he went into private business development in several different fields including bilingual radio stations.
- - The Civil Rights History Project is a joint project of the American Folklife Center, Library of Congress and the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of African American History and Culture to collect video and audio recordings of personal histories and testimonials of individuals who participated in the Civil Rights movement.
- - In English.
- - Finding aid http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.afc/eadafc.af013005
- 11 video files (Apple ProRes 422 HQ, QuickTime wrapper) (2:02:53) : digital, sound, color.
- transcript 1 item (.pdf) : text files.
- Civil Rights History Project collection AFC 2010/039: 0140
- Library of Congress Archive of Folk Culture, American Folklife Center, 101 Independence Ave. S.E., Washington, DC USA 20540-4610 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.afc/folklife.home
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Additional Metadata Formats
- Camarillo, Mateo
- Chicano Federation of San Diego County
- Chicano Movement
- Civil Rights
- Civil Rights Movements
- Civil Rights Workers
- Discrimination in Employment
- Emigration and Immigration
- Filmed Interviews
- Mexican Americans
- National Council of La Raza
- Oral Histories
- Personal Narratives
- Political Aspects
- Trabajadores De La Raza (Organization)
- United States
- Video Recordings
- Voter Registration
- Wilson, Pete
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Chicago citation style:
Camarillo, Mateo, Interviewee, David P Cline, John Melville Bishop, and U.S Civil Rights History Project. Mateo Camarillo oral history interview conducted by David P. Cline in National City, California. 2016. Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/2016655431/.
APA citation style:
Camarillo, M., Cline, D. P., Bishop, J. M. & Civil Rights History Project, U. S. (2016) Mateo Camarillo oral history interview conducted by David P. Cline in National City, California. [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2016655431/.
MLA citation style:
Camarillo, Mateo, Interviewee, et al. Mateo Camarillo oral history interview conducted by David P. Cline in National City, California. 2016. Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2016655431/>.