Randle-Trejo, Anne Marie

member, Anaheim Union High School District Board of Trustees Member; educator, Anaheim City School District





An oral history of Anne Marie Randle-Trejo, active Anaheim Union High School District Board of Trustees member and an instructional assistant and behavior interventionist at the Anaheim City School District. The interview was conducted for the Women, Politics, and Activism Since Suffrage Oral History Project for California State University, Fullerton’s Center for Oral and Public History. The purpose of this interview was to gather information regarding her work as Anaheim School Trustee as well as her experience running for office and her views on women leadership roles. Specifically, this interview provides information on Annemarie childhood growing up in a large family that loved the outdoors; she explains her love for music and how music and singing helped her discover the world; she recalls her sister’s involvement in antiwar protests and the impact her activism had on her; she explains that her father was African American and her mother Caucasian; she discusses how the Anti-miscegenation Laws set prior to 1967 by the Supreme Court of the United States did not allowed her parents to get married; she describes the day she experienced racism for the first time at her school; she explains her mother’s conversation with her about being different and how she dealt with it as a teenager; she explains the reasons she thinks her father did not discuss issues about race with her or her family; she discusses how race and racism affected different aspects of her life growing up; she talks how she wished she had been encourage to go to college to get an education; she explains why she thinks information about higher education did not reach her; she discusses the events that led her to become an active PTA member and PTA president at her son’s school; she explains the times she ran for office and lost the elections; she discusses the downside of running for office, for example how private information becomes public; she explains how she had to run a hard campaign against a male candidate to get into office; she discusses how raising money is a major setback when running a campaign; she explains she ran a difficult campaign in 2014 against three male opponents; she talks about instances in which she felt disrespected by her male opponents; she explains what she enjoys the most about running a campaign; she shares her views on political endorsements; she explains the hiring of Superintendent Mr. Michael Matsuda as one of her greatest accomplishments; she describes how her background prepared her to take office; she discusses her views on common core; she shares her views on how men and women lead; she explains her work in the classroom with special needs students that are on the spectrum or could have autism; she explains how she balances her political career and her life at home; she discusses her views on feminism; she shares her views on American politics today and the 2016 elections; she offers a candid advise to young women who want to get involve in politics.Bulk Dates: 1962 - 2016 Keywords: Anaheim Union High School District Board of Trustees, African Americans, Anti- miscegenation laws, race, racism, PTA, gender discrimination, women, education inequality, Superintendent Mr. Michael Matsuda, political campaigns, 2016 US Elections.


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Description> Annemarie Randle-Trejo, 2016.
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Notes Annemarie Randle-Trejo with interviewer Scherly Virgill, 2016.