Ferree pens letters about Cameron jail

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Newspaper clipping about Frank Ferree's letters complaining about the quality of food in the Brownsville, Texas jail, hand-dated July 8, 1952.

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1 clipping ; 8 x 8 cm., on sheet 15 x 22 cm.

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Creator: Unknown. July 8, 1952.

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Newspaper clipping about Frank Ferree's letters complaining about the quality of food in the Brownsville, Texas jail, hand-dated July 8, 1952.

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1 clipping ; 8 x 8 cm., on sheet 15 x 22 cm.

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LULAC: John J. Herrera Correspondence and Documents as National President, June-December, 1952

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  • [Letter from Ricardo Martinez to John J. Herrera - 1952-07-12], HPLM_MSS160-b5-f17-28, ark:/67531/metapth250269
  • [Letter from Frank Ferree to the Texas Good Neighbor Commission - 1952-05-27], HPLM_MSS160-b5-f17-30, ark:/67531/metapth250272

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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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[Letter from Ricardo Martinez to John J. Herrera - 1952-07-12] (Letter)

[Letter from Ricardo Martinez to John J. Herrera - 1952-07-12]

Letter from Ricardo Molinez of LULAC Council Number 146 of McAllen, Texas, to John J. Herrera, LULAC National President, dated July 13, 1952. Molinez congratulates Herrera on his recent election to LULAC National President. Molinez requests help in issue of Frank Ferree being held in contempt of court, includes a petition signed by citizens of Harlingen, Texas, addressed to the Board of Pardons and Paroles.

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[Letter from Ricardo Martinez to John J. Herrera - 1952-07-12], HPLM_MSS160-b5-f17-28, ark:/67531/metapth250269

[Letter from Frank Ferree to the Texas Good Neighbor Commission - 1952-05-27] (Letter)

[Letter from Frank Ferree to the Texas Good Neighbor Commission - 1952-05-27]

Onionskin paper carbon copy of letter from Frank Ferree of Harlingen, Texas to the Texas Good Neighbor Commission in Austin, Texas, dated May 27, 1952. The letter addresses discriminatory decisions of attorneys during jury selection in the Texas courts when choosing between Latin American or Anglo jurors. The letter also relates details of judgment in court case against Roberto Jiminez in Brownsville, mentioning irregularities in jury selection and possible perjury of witnesses.

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[Letter from Frank Ferree to the Texas Good Neighbor Commission - 1952-05-27], HPLM_MSS160-b5-f17-30, ark:/67531/metapth250272

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  • July 8, 1952

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  • Nov. 24, 2014, 1:35 p.m.

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Ferree pens letters about Cameron jail, clipping, July 8, 1952; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth250298/: accessed November 24, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library.