[Affidavit from Ben Rios]

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Document signed by Ben Rios who was confined at Harlem Prison Farm No. 1, in Fort Bend County. Rios had retained attorneys Ralph Estrada, A. L. Wirin, and John J. Herrera to prosecute a suit against the Texas Prison System and the State of Texas.

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2 p. ; 35 cm.

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Rios, Ben Creation Date: Unknown.

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Document signed by Ben Rios who was confined at Harlem Prison Farm No. 1, in Fort Bend County. Rios had retained attorneys Ralph Estrada, A. L. Wirin, and John J. Herrera to prosecute a suit against the Texas Prison System and the State of Texas.

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2 p. ; 35 cm.

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Rios, Ben et. al. vs O.B. Ellis, et. al, Prison Farm Segregation Case, 1955

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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 19th and 20th centuries. Funding provided by the Amon Carter Foundation.

John J. Herrera Papers

Correspondences and personal items of John J. Herrera, a notable lawyer and civil rights advocate for Mexican Americans. Known for his role in desegregating schools, he fought the exclusion of Spanish-speaking citizens on juries.

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Rios, Ben. [Affidavit from Ben Rios], legal document, Date Unknown; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth249506/: accessed July 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library.