Skip to content Skip to navigation

Albert Camarillo: A Dramatic Shift in Demographics and Funding

Release Date: 
November 4, 2013

In his Brown Bag lecture, Albert Camarillo provided perspectives on the history of Mexican Americans and African Americans in California's public schools over the past half century. He shared personal reflections as a student who attended Compton public schools during the 1950s and 1960s and as a historian/citizen who has worked in education-related public service projects in Compton and East Palo Alto in recent years. His talk is based on an autobiographical book-in-progress titled Going Back to Compton: Reflections of a Native Son on Life in an Infamous American City.