Modesta Treviño reflects on her childhood in east Austin, Texas and the traditions and culture of her Hispanic family and community. She also discusses her adulthood in Austin, including her experiences as a University of Texas at Austin and St. Edward's University student, her activism with League of United Chicano Artists (LUCHA) and Mujeres Artistas del Suroeste, and her experiences as a teacher.
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 com