An Animated Vignette About Hanging Onto Your Real Name

A nonfiction short from StoryCorps recounts how Mexican American students often had to change their names to Anglicized versions in the 1950s.

A nonfiction short from StoryCorps recounts how Mexican American students in a small rural town had to change their names to Anglicized versions in the 1950s -- that is, until Facundo Gonzales came along. The two-minute story, narrated by Ramon "Chunky" Sanchez, is brought to life by the Rauch brothers

For more videos from StoryCorps, visit http://storycorps.org/.

Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg is the executive producer for video at The AtlanticMore

Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg joined The Atlantic in 2011 to launch its video channel and, in 2013, create its in-house video production department. She leads the development and production of original documentaries, interviews, and other video content for The Atlantic. Previously, she worked as a producer at Al Gore’s Current TV and as a content strategist and documentary producer in San Francisco. She studied filmmaking and digital media at Harvard University.

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