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Nogales, Luis G.

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Title:
Nogales, Luis G.
Author:
Nogales, Luis G.
Corporate Author:
Stanford Historical Society.
Description:
Luis G. Nogales relates his experience as a student and then a senior staff member at Stanford University from 1966 to 1972 when the university began to embrace racial and ethnic diversity. He begins by sharing his experiences growing up in a Mexican American family in San Joaquin Valley, California, and his experiences at San Diego State University. He then talks about how those experiences shaped him prior to coming to Stanford. He continues with his decision to attend Stanford Law School and the opportunities that afforded him to help recruit Mexican American students. While in law school, Nogales was active in various ways to recruit and bring together Mexican American students. After law school, he served as an Assistant to the President of Stanford University for Mexican American Affairs. He talks about his work with MASC (Mexican American Student Confederation) and MEChA (Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlán). He also describes his relationships with other organizations and other ethnic groups, particularly with African American student groups, not only at Stanford, but at other universities and colleges. He also mentions issues concerning worker’s rights and race relations within the Catholic Church and the Mormon Church at that time. Finally, he describes the differences between the early days of affirmative action and diversity at Stanford from how it is in more recent years. After leaving Stanford in 1972, Nogales continued to be involved with the university in various roles, including serving on the Board of Visitors of the Law School and the Board of Visitors of the Libraries. He was the Founding Chair of the Stanford Center for Public Service and a member of the Board of Trustees. In addition to these experiences, he talks about a recent class action lawsuit against Texaco and how things changed in the country over time regarding diversity and affirmative action.
Topic:
Luis G. Nogales, Stanford Historical Society, Oral histories, Interviews, Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlán, Mexican American Student Confederation, Stanford Center for Public Service, and Stanford University. Board of Trustees.
Imprint:
January 29, 2010
Collection:
Stanford Historical Society Oral History Program interviews, 1999-2012