Oral history interview, Esther Blazon, 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.
Esther Blazon tells about moving around during her childhood while her father was a migrant farm worker. She married while still in high school and had children shortly afterward. When her children grew older, she went back to high school to earn her degree, and graduated in 1968. She worked for Head Start, then received a Migrant Education Program scholarship to the University of Colorado at Boulder. After graduating, she worked for the St. Vrain School District, then earned her master's degree in counseling in 1980 from the University of Northern Colorado. She speaks of her involvement with El Comite after a police shooting of two Latino youths. She also talks about the importance of her relationship with her husband and his support for her goals, and of her respect for her father. She describes discrimination she experienced when buying a house in Longmont, as well as racism against her children by other students in Longmont schools. She ends by describing work she did in Ecuador as part of a mental health team.
Boulder County; Longmont; Mead
People Shown or Mentioned:
Esther Blazon; Angelo Velasquez ; Hank Blazon
Location of Original:
Carnegie Branch Library for Local History, Boulder