Interview with Sam Zamarripa, November 24, 2020

Collection: Latinx Georgia Oral History

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Description

Sam Zamarripa was born in Fort Benning to a Mexican immigrant and an American national. As his father was in the military, Zamarripa’s family moved often, but he considers himself a Southerner. In this interview, Zamarripa discusses his responsibility to his community and how he became the first Latino in the Georgia state legislature, including the obstacles he overcame to do so. Zamarripa describes the influence that his father’s family had on his life, notably in the discovery of his identity, and how being a Latino in the South has affected his work.

This interview was recorded remotely.

Date

2020-11-24

Identifier

RBRL487LGOH-002

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Duration

85 minutes



Citation

Sam Zamarripa and Iliana Yamileth Rodriguez, “Interview with Sam Zamarripa, November 24, 2020,” UGA Special Collections Libraries Oral Histories, accessed July 14, 2024, https://georgiaoralhistory.libs.uga.edu/RBRL487LGOH/RBRL487LGOH-002.

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