Oral history interview with Antonia Hernández : 1999

Oral history interview with Antonia Hernández : 1999

 

Name:
Hernández, Antonia (Interviewee); Zane, Sharon (Interviewer)
Title:
Oral history interview with Antonia Hernández : 1999
Abstract:
Childhood: born in rural community, Mexico, moved to East Los Angeles 1956, women role models in family, mother's progressive views; education: public school in Mexico and US, UCLA 1966, involvement in activism, UCLA Graduate School of Education, UCLA Law School 1974; motivation for helping Hispanic community: importance of law as a tool for social change, involvement in civil rights movement, experiences as Hispanic woman; opinions about women's movement; career: work as clerk for Mexican-American Legal Defense Fund (MALDEF), Legal Services Program in East L.A. 1974-1977, head of Legal Services Office; Federal Judiciary Committee Staff Council 1978: initial reluctance to join, move to Washington D.C., new experience in political environment, work for Ted Kennedy campaign; work for MALDEF 1981: history of MALDEF, Voting Rights Act of 1982, immigration issues; move back to L.A.; president of MALDEF 1985-: difficulties encountered, creating strategies for MALDEF, funding sources; Carnegie Corporation funding: working with Carnegie staff, importance of Carnegie funding, gaining inside knowledge of funding organizations; opinions about private philanthropy and organizational funding.
Collection Name:
Carnegie Corporation project. Part 2
Subjects:
Women lawyers; Civil rights lawyers; Hispanic American lawyers; Legal assistance to Hispanic Americans; Mexican Americans--Civil rights; Hernández, Antonia; Carnegie Corporation of New York; Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund
Format:
oral histories
Genre:
Interviews
Origin Information:
1999.
Physical Description:
59 pages
Note (Biographical):
President, Legal Defense Fund
Note (Funding):
Digital reproduction funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Note:
Digitized by Safe Sound Archive, Philadelphia, 2010.Service copy (44 kHz, 16 bit) and rendered version (96 kHz, 24 bit) of sound file derived from a digital preservation master digitized at 96 kHz, 24 bit.Interviewed by Sharon Zane on November 17, 1999.
Language:
English
Library Location:
Oral History Archives at Columbia, Columbia University
Digital Project:
Carnegie Digital Past and Future
Persistent URL:
https://dx.doi.org/10.7916/d8-hh2f-g789