[Editorial from the Wharton Spectator by Mary Lee Shannon]

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Editorial article titled "Frankly speaking" written by the editor, Mary Lee Shannon, expressing her opinion on the "Mexican problem" in Wharton County.

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Shannon, Mary Lee October 14, 1949.

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Editorial article titled "Frankly speaking" written by the editor, Mary Lee Shannon, expressing her opinion on the "Mexican problem" in Wharton County.

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4 p. ; 36 cm.

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Speeches and Editorial Letters by Gus C. Garcia, 1940s-1950s

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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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[Letter from Jacob I. Rodriguez and Gus C. Garcia to Frank A. Shannon - 1949-11-04] (Letter)

[Letter from Jacob I. Rodriguez and Gus C. Garcia to Frank A. Shannon - 1949-11-04]

Letter from Jacob I. Rodriguez and Gus C. Garcia from LULAC replying to the editorial article written by Mary Lee Shannon and printed in the Wharton Spectator on October 14, 1949. Rodriguez and Garcia refute the conception of the "Mexican problem" stated in the letter. They state many misconceptions about the Mexican minorities, and the injustice done to them.

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Shannon, Mary Lee. [Editorial from the Wharton Spectator by Mary Lee Shannon], article, October 14, 1949; Wharton, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth248891/: accessed December 7, 2016), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library.