[Invitation telegram from the State Democratic Executive Committee to a Welcome Dinner in honor of President John F. Kennedy and Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson - 1963-11-20]

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Invitation telegram sent by the Texas State Democratic Executive Committee in honor of President John F. Kennedy and Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson on November 22, 1963 at the Commodore Perry Hotel in Austin, Texas. The invitation was sent to Mr. and Mrs. John Herrera.

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2 p. ; 9 x 14 cm.

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Democratic Party (Tex.). State Executive Committee November 20, 1963.

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  • Main Title: [Invitation telegram from the State Democratic Executive Committee to a Welcome Dinner in honor of President John F. Kennedy and Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson - 1963-11-20]
  • Alternate Title: [Invitation telegram from the State Democratic Executive Committee to a Welcome Dinner in honor of President John F. Kennedy and Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson - Nonvember 20, 1963]

Description

Invitation telegram sent by the Texas State Democratic Executive Committee in honor of President John F. Kennedy and Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson on November 22, 1963 at the Commodore Perry Hotel in Austin, Texas. The invitation was sent to Mr. and Mrs. John Herrera.

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2 p. ; 9 x 14 cm.

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Correspondence, clippings, and flyers re Kennedy & Johnson, 1962-63

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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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  • November 20, 1963

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  • Sept. 5, 2012, 6:20 a.m.

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  • Jan. 5, 2014, 9:37 a.m.

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Democratic Party (Tex.). State Executive Committee. [Invitation telegram from the State Democratic Executive Committee to a Welcome Dinner in honor of President John F. Kennedy and Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson - 1963-11-20], letter, November 20, 1963; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth249209/: accessed July 24, 2016), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library.