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  Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library
 Decade: 1980-1989
 Collection: John J. Herrera Papers
Banquet New Names
List of invitees (or attendees) for John J. Herrera Testimonial Banquet. Document includes names, titles, employers, and occupations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth248364/
Bonilla says state must provide better education for minorities
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. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth248865/
Civil Rights activist Herrera to be honored
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. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth248691/
[Draft of article by John J. Herrrera, "My 17 Minutes with John F. Kennedy", Houston Chronicle - 1983-11-21]
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. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth248687/
[Highlights of 1980 LULAC Convention]
The document lists by date events at the 1980 League of United Latin American Citizens Convention. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth251488/
[Judge's Orders and Motion to Withdraw and Substitute Counsel, American Express vs. LULAC - 1980-07-29]
Documents regarding American Express vs. League of United Latin American Citizens, including Judge's Orders and Motion to Withdraw and Substitute Counsel. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth251543/
[Letter from Angel Fraga to Tom Kreneck - 1987-06-01]
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. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth248673/
[Letter from Burtis M. Dougherty to John J. Herrera - 1980-02-04]
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. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth248851/
[Letter from Dr. Hector P. Garcia to John J. Herrera - 1980-09-11]
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. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth248363/
[Letter from Reverend P. F. Flores to Roberto Ornelas - 1980-08-29]
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. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth248362/
[Letter from Shirley Greenly Macias to the family of John J. Herrera - 1987-01-27]
Letter from Shirley Green Macias, Assistant Editor of the Texas Bar Journal, to the family of John J. Herrera, printed on organization letterhead and dated January 27, 1987. The letter offers condolences on the death of John J. Herrera and asks for information so that a memorial can be published in the next issue of the journal. A self addressed stamped envelope is included for response. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth248696/
[Letter from Thomas H. Kreneck to Shirley Greenly Macias - 1987-04-13]
Letter from Thomas H. Kreneck, Ph.D., of the Houston Metropolitan Research Center to Shirley Greenly Macias, Assistant Editor of the Texas Bar Journal. The letter, dated April 13, 1987, is printed on HMRC letterhead. Kreneck is communicating, on behalf of the Herrera family, the information needed to complete the memorial in the Texas Bar Journal. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth248697/
[Letter from Thurman Gupton to John J. Herrera - 1980-07-30]
Personal letter from retired Judge Thurman Gupton to John J. Herrera in reply to an earlier letter from Herrera catching up on their friendship. Gupton comments on Herrera's successful open-heart surgery performed by Dr. Denton Cooley and reminisces over the cases Herrera presented in his court. The letter's envelope is also included. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth249875/
[List of friends and colleagues of John J. Herrera]
List of "special friends" that worked with John J. Herrera during his career. The letter attached is addressed to Angel from Mike and explains the contents of the list. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth248366/
LULAC News, Volume 51, Number 2, March-April 1980
LULAC: The Magazine for Today's Latino is a magazine published by the League of United Latin American Citizens. The issue is dated March/April 1980 and features Julian Nava, Vernon Jordan, and Hector Guerra on the cover. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth251492/
[Notice of Trial Date with envelope, American Express vs. LULAC - 1980-08-13]
Notice of trial date sets the case of American Express vs. LULAC on the general docket of the 234th Judicial District of Texas on September 22, 1980. The notice is dated August 13, 1980, and lists Smith, Berg & Associates as attorneys for the plaintiff and John J. Herrera as attorney for the defense. The envelope is from Porto, Trueheart & Associates to John J. Herrera and sent via certified mail. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth251541/
[Obituary for John J. Herrera, Houston Chronicle - 1986-10-14]
Obituary for John J. Herrera published in the Houston Chronicle on October 14, 1986. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth248690/
[Obituary for John J. Herrera, Houston Post - 1986-10-14]
Obituary for John J. Herrera published in the Houston Post on October 14, 1986. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth248689/
[Program for a tribute and benefit in honor of John J. Herrera - 1986-10-09]
A program of a tribute and benefit honoring John J. Herrera held at Gabriel's on October 9, 1986. The front cover of the program has a photograph of John J. Herrera and the title, "Tribute al lic. John J. Herrera for a lifetime in defense of civil rights." The interior of the program lists the information for the event including planned entertainment, refreshments, and reservations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth248693/
[Program for the Mexican American Student Bar Association Spring Testimonial dinner]
Program for the Spring Testimonial dinner held by the Mexican American Student Bar Assoc. (MASBA) The evening program begin with a cocktail hour at 6:30 and features speeches by Ruben Bonilla, Ruben Garcia, A. C. "Tony" Garcia, Pedro, "Pete" Dias, Sylvia Garcia, and an awards presentation. The program contains a list of all active MASBA members and biographies for each of the presenters as well as biographies of Andres D. Sarabia and John J. Herrera. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth248946/
Rites set for local Hispanic leader John Herrera
Article, "Rites set for local Hispanic leader John Herrera", published in the Houston Chronicle on October 14, 1986. The article gives a brief obituary and list information regarding the memorial services for John J. Herrera. A photograph of John J. Herrera is included. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth248692/
Rites Wednesday for John Herrera
Newspaper article published in the Houston Post on October 14, 1986. The article, titled "Rites Wednesday for John Herrera", announces Herrera's recent passing, contains a brief obituary, and lists information regarding the memorial services. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth248688/
[Speech by John J. Herrera for Testimonial Banquet]
Speech to be given at Testimonial Banquet by John J. Herrera. In it Herrera expresses gratitude for the honor and details events from his life and his affiliations, which have shaped him as individual as well as his career. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth248365/