Oral history of Priscila Salazar
Description of content: Priscila Salazar is a businesswoman and Chicana activist who owned a bookstore and publishing company that was home to key writers from the Movimiento. She was connected to Corky Gonzales, a key leader in the Movimiento, through her husband, Corky’s older brother. She recounts her early involvement with the Movimiento when she decided to break away from the Democrats to support the La Raza Unida party. She describes how her bookstore became a place for Chicano writers in the Movimiento to publish and sell their work, leading to Salazar traveling around the country to provide the books to public libraries and schools that would otherwise not have access to the books.
Physical description: 1 digital file in audio (only) format. 24 minutes in length.
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Gift of narrator. , Project Description: As part of the advisory committee for the exhibit El Movimiento, Daniel Salazar interviewed Carlos Santistevan on August 13, 2014. This oral history was the genesis for the 2018-2019 Movimiento Elders Project. The Movimiento Elders Project, per Salazar, was open to all interested in participating. The interviews began by asking each participant "When did you become Chicano?" with discussion following aimed to document the history of the Chicano Movement in Colorado. Organized by Salazar, himself a Colorado native and descendent of Hispanic and Mexican immigrants, the project included Salazar photographing each participant and transcribing each interview. The Movimiento Elders Project was an independent documentation project, conducted by Salazar and donated to History Colorado in 2021.
Oral history of Priscila Salazar, 2022.15.19. History Colorado, Denver, Colo.