Caudillo-Kanisky, Nellie

Executive Director, Mexican American Women’s National Association (MANA); counselor, Santa Ana Community College


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Field Value
ID 15
Title An oral history with Nellie Caudillo-Kanisky
Date 2015-06-04
WPA ID WPA_015
OH ID OH 5534
Citation Nellie Caudillo-Kanisky interviewed by Jael Muller, June 4, 2015, Santa Ana, California, Oral History #5534, transcript, Womens, Politics, and Activism Since Suffrage, Center for Oral and Public History, California State University, Fullerton.
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Location Santa Ana, CA
Language English
Subjects Work → Migrant Workers
Community Organizations → United Farm Workers Union (UFW)
Locations → Los Banos, California
Colleges → California State University, Fresno
City Council → Anaheim City Council
Colleges → California State University, Fresno
Historic Periods → 1930s
Elections → Presidential Elections → Thomas Dewey, 1940s
Locations → San Bernardino, California
Colleges → California State University, Fresno
Discrimination, Racism, & Segregation → at School → Spanish
Latino/a → Organizations → Sociedad Progresista Mexicana
Citizenship → Immigration
Work → Farm Workers → Bracero Program → Sunkist Growers, Incorporated
Work → Farm Workers → Bracero Program
Citizenship → Immigration → Assimilation
Media → Local Newspapers → El Senor Moreno
Media → Local Newspapers → El Opinion
Racial Inequality → Racial Profiling
Discrimination, Racism, & Segregation
Women in the Workplace → during World War II → Rosie the Riveter
Community Organizations → United Farm Workers Union (UFW) → Cesar Chavez
Community Organizations → United Farm Workers Union (UFW)
Labor Organizing → Unfair Wages
Colleges → California State University, Fresno
Community Organizations → United Farm Workers Union (UFW) → Delano Grape Boycott, 1965
Community Organizations → United Farm Workers Union (UFW) → Delano Grape Boycott, 1965
Community Organizations → United Farm Workers Union (UFW) → Delano Grape Boycott, 1965
Military → United States Marine Corps
Colleges → Santa Ana College
Colleges → Fresno General Hospital School of Nursing
Military → Women in the Military
Colleges → California State University, Fresno
Colleges → California State University, Fresno
Activism → Grassroots
Education → Scholarships
Chicano/a Movement → Chicano History
Chicano/a Movement → Chicano Studies
Leadership → Adelante Conference
Chicano/a Movement → Mexican American Women's National Association (MANA)
Citizenship → Immigration Rights Movement
Colleges → California State University, Fresno
Colleges → California State University, Fullerton (CSUF)
Colleges → Santa Ana College
Locations → Teotihuacan, Mexico
Historic Events → Mexican Revolution, 1910 → in Zacatecas, Mexico
Family → Childhood Experiences
Colleges → Santa Ana College
Colleges → California State University, Fresno
Activism → Family-related
Family → Marriage
Family → Childhood Experiences → children of immigrants or refugees
Family → Grandparents
Activism

Abstract

An oral history with Manuela “Nellie” Caudillo-Kanisky, current Executive Director of the Mexican American Women’s National Association (MANA). This interview was conducted for the Women, Politics, and Activism Since Suffrage Oral History Project at California State University, Fullerton. The purpose of this interview is to shed light on Latina activists and/or political leaders in Orange County. The interview discusses Kanisky’s early life in Orange County; describes living conditions with her family, and attending a segregated Mexican school in Santa Ana, California; speaks about living with grandparents, who were migrant farm workers; discusses motivation to join the United States Marines, obstacles she faced for being a woman in the military; speaks about joining the faculty of Santa Ana College where she became involved with her community, especially the female student population; describes her work as a counselor at Santa Ana College, for twenty-nine years until her retirement; mentions the issues faced by students; discusses her role as Executive Director of MANA, its community outreach programs, and how she plans to continue her activism.

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Description> Portrait of Manuela Nellie Caudillo-Kanisky.