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  Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library
 Decade: 1980-1989
 Collection: John J. Herrera Papers
Banquet New Names

Banquet New Names

Date: 1980
Creator: unknown
Description: List of invitees (or attendees) for John J. Herrera Testimonial Banquet. Document includes names, titles, employers, and occupations.
Contributing Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library
Bonilla says state must provide better education for minorities

Bonilla says state must provide better education for minorities

Date: January 22, 1980
Creator: unknown
Description: Newspaper clipping about that Rubén Bonilla, Head of the League of United Latin American Citizens, responding to the statistics from the Texas Education Agency. Bonilla says that the Texas schools may soon have white populations in the minority over Mexican American and African American students. It will be necessary for the Texans to adjust their way of life to provide for the economic needs of a growing minority population.
Contributing Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library
Civil Rights activist Herrera to be honored

Civil Rights activist Herrera to be honored

Date: October 4, 1986
Creator: Balleza, Maureen Bayless
Description: An article published in the Houston Chronicle on October 4, 1986 and written by Maureen Bayless Balleza. The article, "Civil right activist Herrera to be honored", describes the life and career of John J. Herrera and lists information regarding a benefit to be held in his honor.
Contributing Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library
[Draft of article by John J. Herrrera, "My 17 Minutes with John F. Kennedy", Houston Chronicle - 1983-11-21]

[Draft of article by John J. Herrrera, "My 17 Minutes with John F. Kennedy", Houston Chronicle - 1983-11-21]

Date: November 21, 1983
Creator: Herrera, John J.
Description: Draft of an article by John J. Herrera published in the Houston Chronicle on November 21, 1983. The article, titled "My 17 Minutes with John F. Kennedy", recounts Kennedy's trip to Houston and the brief time Herrera was able to spend with him. It also describes how Herrera and his family heard the news of Kennedy's assassination the following day.
Contributing Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library
[Highlights of 1980 LULAC Convention]

[Highlights of 1980 LULAC Convention]

Date: June 1980
Creator: unknown
Description: The document lists by date events at the 1980 League of United Latin American Citizens Convention.
Contributing Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library
[Judge's Orders and Motion to Withdraw and Substitute Counsel, American Express vs. LULAC - 1980-07-29]

[Judge's Orders and Motion to Withdraw and Substitute Counsel, American Express vs. LULAC - 1980-07-29]

Date: July 29, 1980
Creator: Porto, Joseph
Description: Documents regarding American Express vs. League of United Latin American Citizens, including Judge's Orders and Motion to Withdraw and Substitute Counsel.
Contributing Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library
[Letter from Angel Fraga to Tom Kreneck - 1987-06-01]

[Letter from Angel Fraga to Tom Kreneck - 1987-06-01]

Date: June 1, 1987
Creator: Fraga, Angel Z.
Description: Letter from Angel Z. Fraga to Dr. Tom Kreneck at the Houston Metropolitan Research Center dated June 1, 1987, on letterhead. The letter indicates that Fraga has forwarded a copy of a speech by John J. Herrera. The enclosed speech was given on June 22, 1975, at the first anniversary of the three Hispanic City Judges appointed by Mayor Hofheinz. The enclosure also includes copies of four photographs with captions of the event.
Contributing Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library
[Letter from Burtis M. Dougherty to John J. Herrera - 1980-02-04]

[Letter from Burtis M. Dougherty to John J. Herrera - 1980-02-04]

Date: February 4, 1980
Creator: Dougherty, Burtis M.
Description: Letter from Burtis M. Dougherty for James P. Turner of the Civil Rights Division, United States Department of Justice, Washington, D.C. to John J. Herrera. Dougherty asks Herrera to send a copy of the court's order in Delgado vs. Bastrop ISD and the order issued by the Commissioner of Education.
Contributing Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library
[Letter from Dr. Hector P. Garcia to John J. Herrera - 1980-09-11]

[Letter from Dr. Hector P. Garcia to John J. Herrera - 1980-09-11]

Date: September 11, 1980
Creator: Garcia, Hector P., -1996
Description: Letter from Dr. Hector P. Garcia congratulating John J. Herrera on being honored. Garcia praises Herrera for his accomplishments in defending Mexican-American civil rights and for his bravery in fighting discrimination. Garcia notes that he will not be able to attend the event in person.
Contributing Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library
[Letter from Reverend P. F. Flores to Roberto Ornelas - 1980-08-29]

[Letter from Reverend P. F. Flores to Roberto Ornelas - 1980-08-29]

Date: August 29, 1980
Creator: Flores, P. F.
Description: Letter from Reverend P. F. Flores to Roberto Ornelas explaining that Flores will not be able to attend the "roasting" of John J. Herrera. Flores expresses his gratitude toward Herrera for devoting Herrera's time to help teach Mexican-American children that were boycotting a segregated school in Pearland.
Contributing Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library
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