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Bertha Hicks: Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front Oral History Project

Interviewee(s):
Hicks, Bertha
Interviewer(s):
Redman, Sam
Title:
Bertha Hicks: Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front Oral History Project
Abstract:
Bertha Hicks was born to a Laguna mother and Acoma father, and spent her early years in New Mexico. Her father worked for the Santa Fe Railroad brought the family to Richmond. Mrs. Hicks reflects on her experiences at an Albuquerque, NM boarding school, her early married years in Arizona, and her career with Bechtel. As an American Indian of two tribes who married a Navajo man, Mrs. Hicks has a unique and nuanced perspective on American Indian politics and social issues.
Subject area(s):
Community and Identity
Commerce, Industry, and Labor
Interview date(s):
2011
Project:
Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front
Rights:
Hicks, Bertha. "Bertha Hicks: Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front Oral History Project." Interview by Sam Redman in 2011. Oral History Center, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 2012.