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Name Murchinson Middle School (Austin, Tex.)
Number of Archive records 2.0

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Image of Recording - Conversations to Create Unity: Yvonne Cortez-Flores's Interview

Recording - Conversations to Create Unity: Yvonne Cortez-Flores's Interview

Yvonne Cortez-Flores remembers her childhood (in the 1970s and 80s) growing up Latina with a single mom and eight siblings in Montopolis, a southeast Austin, Texas neighborhood. She discusses what it was like living in poverty; getting shot as a child; her current union activism with American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME); and race relations and gentrification in Austin, Texas. 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 inte

Image of Recording - Conversations to Create Unity: Gina Houston's Interview

Recording - Conversations to Create Unity: Gina Houston's Interview

Gina Houston discusses growing up in east Austin, Texas in the 1970s and 80s in a politically active family, and people's perceptions and treatment of her as an African American, middle class child. She also talks about misconceptions about east Austin and its inhabitants, the gentrification and rising property taxes in east Austin, negative relations between law enforcement and minorities in Austin, and navigating in an Anglo world. 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 lifelo