Outspoken A COPH Podcast
Episode One: Latina Legacies
The Center for Oral and Public History presents its premier episode, Latino Legacies. Our host, Benjamin Cawthra, co-director of COPH, sits down with Dr. Margie Brown-Coronel, and Kevin Cabrera to discuss the ongoing public histroy event, Taking A Stand: Legacies of Latina Activism in Southern California. Later on in the episode, COPH archivist, Natalie Navar, shares some clips in the segment, Out of the Archive, which highlight oral history clips from local Latina activists, Emilia Castañeda de Valenciana, Carmen Valencia, Maria Jefferson, and Rachel Gonzales.
Out of the Archive COPH Narrators
EMilia Castañeda de valenciana
Emilia Castañeda de Valenciana:
Emilia was interviewed by her daughter and well known oral historian for COPH, Christine Valenciana, on September 8, 1971 for the Mexican American Oral History Project. Emilia was born in Los Angeles in 1926. Once the depression hit, her father could not find work and her family had to uproot their home to Mexico. In her oral history Emilia discusses her feelings on repatriation and how she was treated by other children for being repatriated.
For more on Emilia Castañeda de Valenciana contact COPH at: (657) 278-3580 or email@example.com
Our archivist, Natalie Navar, interviewed Carmen on October 23, 2013 for the Women, Politics, and Activism Since Suffrage Oral History Project. She was born in Los Angeles on June 29, 1926. She speaks about her memories during the depression when her father also uprooted their family to Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico. Most of the interview is about her time spent with the Mothers of East Los Angeles (MELA).
For more on Carmen Valencia
contact COPH at: (657) 278-3580 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Rachel Gonzales Bio:
Rachel was interviewed by Lucy McDonald on June 15, 1982 for the Orange County Mexican Colonias Oral History Project. In her oral history she also talks about her memories from the depression. Most of the interview talks about her upbringing in Orange County.
Maria was also interviewed by Christine Valenciana on September 11, 1971 for the Mexican American Oral History Project. She was born in San Nicolas Ybarra, Jalisco, Mexico. She immigrated to the United States when she was four years old. In her oral history she remembers her experiences with people who were repatriated.