StoryCorps Historias: Arturo Estrada on Jobs and the Farmworkers Movement

Jun 21, 2011

Albuquerque, NM – One conversation at a time, StoryCorps Historias is collecting the Latino stories and voices of our time.

Arturo Estrada was raised the 8th of eleven children on a farm in Las Animas, Colorado. With only a high school education, he became director of the Council de la Raza, both in New Mexico and Washington, D.C. He offers his advice for a new generation of job seekers and talks about the breakthroughs he witnessed while working with the Farmworkers Movement.

This conversation was recorded last May at a StoryCorps Historias mobile booth in Albuquerque. Editing by Candace Murphy. The StoryCorps Historias Albuquerque project was made possible with support from the New Mexico Humanities Council and the National Hispanic Cultural Center.