[Biographical Article on John J. Herrera]

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Biographical article on John J. Herrera from the Pan-American magazine, Volume 1, Number 4, January, 1945.

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  • Place of Publication: San Antonio, Texas

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  • Main Title: [Biographical Article on John J. Herrera]
  • Alternate Title: [Article from The Pan American, Volume 1, Number 4, January, 1945]

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Biographical article on John J. Herrera from the Pan-American magazine, Volume 1, Number 4, January, 1945.

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1 clipping ; 31 cm.

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Biographical Article on John J. Herrera, 1940s

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  • Pan-American, volume 1, number 4, page 14-15

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  • Publication Title: Pan-American
  • Volume: 1
  • Issue: 4
  • Page Start: 14
  • Page End: 13

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Texas Cultures Online

Texas Cultures Online features local history materials from eighteen institutions depicting the diverse cultures of Texas during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, Burnet County Historical Commission, Anne & Mike Stewart Collection, Danish Heritage Preservation Society, Gillespie County Historical Society, Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library, Institute of Texan Cultures, Mexic-Arte Museum, Museum of the Big Bend, Museum of the Gulf Coast, Nesbitt Memorial Library, Panola College, Price Johnson Family Collection, San Antonio Public Library, Tarleton State University, University of Texas at San Antonio, and the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Funding for this collection was provided by the Amon Carter Foundation.

John J. Herrera Papers

John James Herrera (1910-1986), lawyer and leading civil rights advocate for Mexican Americans, played a role in key cases that ultimately established that separate schools for Mexican American children were illegal and that the systematic exclusion of Spanish-speaking citizens from service on juries was unconstitutional. Herrera severed as national president of the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) and was politically active throughout his life. He relates that one of the most memorable nights of his life was on November 21, 1963, when he introduced President John F. Kennedy to a group of LULAC members gathered at the Rice Hotel for a reception.

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The Pan American, Volume 1, Number 4, January, 1945 (Journal/Magazine/Newsletter)

The Pan American, Volume 1, Number 4, January, 1945

A 30-page newsletter called The Pan American produced in San Antonio, Texas by the Texas League of United Latin American Citizens organization in January of 1945. Pages 1-15 are in English and pages 16-30 are in Spanish. This issue has articles about the Houston LULAC Council #60 and a short biographical article about John J. Herrera is included.

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[Biographical Article on John J. Herrera], clipping, January 1945; San Antonio, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth248317/: accessed July 25, 2016), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library.