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Object Name Recording
Title Conversations to Create Unity: Deanna Deolloz's Interview
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Object ID S2015.02.03
Collection Conversations to Create Unity Collection
Date 10/21/2014
Narrator's name Deolloz, Deanna
Interviewer Reyes, Rupert
Interview date 2014-10-21
Interview place Interviewee's home
Scope & Content Deanna Deolloz discusses her beginnings in Yoakum, Texas, and her experiences visiting and living in Austin, Texas in the 1970s through the present. She explores growing up Latina in Austin, the Austin Hispanic arts scene, racism she has encountered in Yoakum and Austin, the gentrification of Austin and how it affects marginalized people, and negative relations between law enforcement and minorities.

This interview is part of an oral history project, Conversations to Create Unity, conducted by the Susanna Dickinson Museum and funded by Baylor University's Institute of Oral History. The project features fifteen oral histories from a diverse group of lifelong Austinites. Their interviews communicate race relations as a shared human experience and present a productive dialog about race in Austin, Texas.
Extent of Description 2 WAV files (total 191.7 MB)
Language of Material English
Subjects Austin (Tex.)
City planning
Discrimination
First-generation college students
Gentrification
Police-community relations
Property tax
Public schools--United States
Racism
Socioeconomic status
Search Terms Austin (Tex.) Police Department
Bastrop Independent School District
Cedar Creek, Texas
Kocurek Elementary School (Austin, Tex.)
Mathews Elementary School (Austin, Tex.)
McCallum High School (Austin, Tex.)
Yoakum, Texas