[Letter from John J. Herrera to the editor of the Mail Bag, Houston Press - 1941-06-09]

[Letter from John J. Herrera to the editor of the Mail Bag, Houston Press - 1941-06-09]

Date: June 9, 1941
Creator: Herrera, John J.
Description: Copy of a letter to the editor written by John J. Herrera regarding the discrimination faced by Latin-Americans in Texas and the United States. Herrera believes that if the United States provides opportunities and equal treatment for all races and nationalities, it will influence other countries to do the same and foster good working relationships with foreign countries, namely those in Latin-America.
Contributing Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library
[Letter from Mrs. Paul Padilla to John J. Herrera - 1948-09-02]

[Letter from Mrs. Paul Padilla to John J. Herrera - 1948-09-02]

Date: September 2, 1948
Creator: Padilla, M. S.
Description: Handwritten letter from Mrs. Paul Padilla to John J. Herrera expressing her expressing her displeasure with an article in the Tin Smelter about Mexican Americans and the tortillas. She requests that Herrera write a letter to the newsletter, Tin Types, in response to the negative way in which Mexican Americans were portrayed in the article. Also, in the postscript, Mrs. Padilla asks Mr. Herrera if she could have an installation at an upcoming formal dance.
Contributing Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library
Editor viewpoints: Needville is living in the past

Editor viewpoints: Needville is living in the past

Date: May 31, 1974
Creator: Herrera, John J.
Description: Letter to the editor in response to a story about a discriminatory sign posted at a business in Needville, Texas. John J. Herrera recounts his experiences with discrimination and the exclusion of Mexican Americans in Houston and around the state.
Contributing Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library
[Letter from Ed Idar, Jr. to John J. Herrera - 1955-12-27]

[Letter from Ed Idar, Jr. to John J. Herrera - 1955-12-27]

Date: December 27, 1955
Creator: Idar, Eduardo, Jr.
Description: Letter from Ed Idar, Executive Secretary of the American GI Forum of Texas, to John J. Herrera, requesting Herrera to make a five minute radio tape to address the poll tax rallies in January in each of the three Valley counties.
Contributing Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library
Number 25,816 in the Court of Criminal Appeals of the State of Texas, Pete Hernández, Appellant versus the State of Texas, appellee

Number 25,816 in the Court of Criminal Appeals of the State of Texas, Pete Hernández, Appellant versus the State of Texas, appellee

Date: unknown
Creator: Court of Criminal Appeals of the State of Texas
Description: Appellant's brief for the case of Pete Hernández against the State of Texas at the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals. Pete Hernández is suing the State of Texas for depriving him of his right to the "due process" and "equal protect clauses" of the Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States. The brief states that "persons of Mexican or Latin-American descent were intentionally, arbitrarily, capriciously and systemically excluded from service as grand jury commissioners and grand jurors."
Contributing Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library
[Editorial from the Wharton Spectator by Mary Lee Shannon]

[Editorial from the Wharton Spectator by Mary Lee Shannon]

Date: October 14, 1949
Creator: Shannon, Mary Lee
Description: Editorial article titled "Frankly speaking" written by the editor, Mary Lee Shannon, expressing her opinion on the "Mexican problem" in Wharton County.
Contributing Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library
[Judgement against the State of Texas, page seven]

[Judgement against the State of Texas, page seven]

Date: May 3, 1954
Creator: United States. Supreme Court
Description: Supreme Court of the United States, case number 406, October term, 1953. Pete Hernández v. the State of Texas. Hernández had appealed the decision of the Court of Criminal Appeals of the State of Texas.
Contributing Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library
[Judgement against the State of Texas, page seven]

[Judgement against the State of Texas, page seven]

Date: May 3, 1954
Creator: United States. Supreme Court
Description: Supreme Court of the United States, case number 406, October term, 1953. Pete Hernández v. the State of Texas. Hernández had appealed the decision of the Court of Criminal Appeals of the State of Texas.
Contributing Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library
[Letter from John J. Herrera to James H. B. House, page two - 1940-11-09]

[Letter from John J. Herrera to James H. B. House, page two - 1940-11-09]

Date: November 9, 1940
Creator: Herrera, John J.
Description: Page 2 of a letter to Houston City Commmissioner James H. B. House from John J. Herrera. Herrera begins by congratulating House's recent reelection. Herrera reiterates his criticisms with House, including House's failure to provide a better wage scale that would help Hispanic Americans employees of the City.
Contributing Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library
[Letter from John J. Herrera to James H. B. House, page one - 1940-11-09]

[Letter from John J. Herrera to James H. B. House, page one - 1940-11-09]

Date: November 9, 1940
Creator: Herrera, John J.
Description: Page 1 of a letter to Houston City Commmissioner James H. B. House from John J. Herrera. Herrera begins by congratulating House's recent reelection. Herrera reiterates his criticisms with House, including House's failure to provide a better wage scale that would help Hispanic Americans employees of the City.
Contributing Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library
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