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Gaspar Gonzalez oral history interview, 2011

Date: 2011 | Identifier: OH0265
Audio recording in English of a Latino oral history done for an event held at Joyner Library on April 10, 2011. Born in New York City and raised in Cuba, Mr. Gonzales is a veteran of the Korean and Vietnam Wars. He settled in Goldsboro in 1978. He is active in local government in North Carolina, holding such positions as Chairman of the Wayne County Democratic Party and Magistrate of Courts, in addition to being the Chairman of the Board of a Latino community center. The center helps the Latino community with education issues, mental health and medical issues, employment, and immigration problems. The interview touches on such topics as problems faced by undocumented immigrants and farmworkers, jails in various counties, and the spread of sexually transmitted diseases in minority populations. 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...