[Attachment to letter from John J. Herrera to J.C. Machuca - 1954-01-19]

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Attachment to a letter from John J. Herrera to the Honorable J.C. Machuca where at the request of Machuca, Herrera summarizes his accomplishments as National President of LULAC. This attachment includes mention of the increase in the expansion of the organization as well as council formation, widespread increase in LULAC awareness, LULAC's involvement with the fight against the Pecos Texas School segregation and collaboration with other Latin American organizations.

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2 p. : ill.; 28 cm.

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Herrera, John J. January 19, 1954.

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  • Main Title: [Attachment to letter from John J. Herrera to J.C. Machuca - 1954-01-19]
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Attachment to a letter from John J. Herrera to the Honorable J.C. Machuca where at the request of Machuca, Herrera summarizes his accomplishments as National President of LULAC. This attachment includes mention of the increase in the expansion of the organization as well as council formation, widespread increase in LULAC awareness, LULAC's involvement with the fight against the Pecos Texas School segregation and collaboration with other Latin American organizations.

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2 p. : ill.; 28 cm.

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LULAC: John J. Herrera Correspondence and Documents, 1954

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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 for this collection was provided by the Amon Carter Foundation.

John J. Herrera Papers

This collection includes correspondences and personal items of John J. Herrera, a notable lawyer and civil rights advocate for Mexican Americans. Herrera is best known for playing a pivotal role in key cases that desegregated schools and fought the exclusion of Spanish-speaking citizens on juries.

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[Letter from John J. Herrera to J.C. Machuca - 1954-01-19]

Letter from John J. Herrera to the Honorable J.C. Machuca describing in detail the accomplishments of his trip to Washington, "The exclusion of our people from serving on petit, grand juries and as grand jury commissioners goes to the very fundamentals that we, of LULAC hold dear [...] The case was argued [...] we were very well received [...] This is the first time in the history of our people that a case involving the civil rights of Latin Americans has been heard by the Supreme Court of the United States."

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[Letter from John J. Herrera to J.C. Machuca - 1954-01-19], HPLM_MSS160-b6-f03-02, ark:/67531/metapth250457

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  • January 19, 1954

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Herrera, John J. [Attachment to letter from John J. Herrera to J.C. Machuca - 1954-01-19], letter, January 19, 1954; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth250458/: accessed May 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library.