Juvencio Peralta oral history interview, 2011
Date: 2011 |
Audio recording and text transcription of an oral history for a Latino oral history event that was held at Joyner Library on April 10, 2011. Mr. Peralta is a community activist and founder of the Asociación de Mexicanos en Carolina del Norte (AMEXCAN). He describes his youth as a farm worker in Mexico and North Carolina, where he later transitioned to construction work and earned a degree at Pitt Community College. He details his perceptions of discrimination against Latinos and other groups in Eastern North Carolina, and his work with government offices to improve the lives of Mexican and other Latino immigrants, both documented and undocumented. The interview forms part of the Latino Oral History Archive, and was conducted by Drs. Ricardo Contreras (Anthropology, ECU) and David Griffith (Anthropology and Coastal Science and Policy, ECU) with funding from the North Carolina Humanities Council. more...