Oral history interview, Dalia Sanchez, 2013 (video and transcript)
Boulder County Latino History Project, Maria Rogers Oral History Program, and Carnegie Branch Library for Local History, Boulder Public Library. Click on the above link to access complete bibliographic information.
Dalia was born in 1995 in Brighton, Colorado. Her mother had come to Colorado from Mexico about 14 years before that time; her father, also Mexican, had been here since he was young. She went to elementary school in Frederick, Colorado and later to Longmont High School. She was unhappy in high school because the Mexican/Hispanic and “white” students self-segregated. Because she was born in this country and thought of herself as American but was not accepted by the whites, she did not fit with either group. She thought that the reason that teachers picked white students as their favorites was that they participated in extra-curricular activities, where teachers and students interacted informally, whereas Mexican students did not take part in them. She had just graduated from high school and planned to go to Front Range Community College, Longmont campus. Her future plans were either to go into the military or train in order to own her own morgue or become a coroner.
Longmont; Brighton; Frederick; Mexico
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Carnegie Branch Library for Local History, Boulder