[Draft of speech by John J. Herrera for the 42nd National Convention of LULAC - 1971-02-13]

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Draft of a speech by John J. Herrera, Past President of League of United Latin American Citizens during National LULAC Week on February 13, 1971 at Rice Hotel in Houston, Texas. In this speech, celebrating the 42nd birth of LULAC, Herrera discusses the history of the organization and their successes in fighting "discrimination against the Latin-Americans of Mexican descent." Herrera intersperses his discussion of the history of LULAC with personal stories. This draft is heavily edited and shows Herrera's original ideas and improvements of his speech.

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8 p. ; 36 cm.

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Herrera, John J. February 13, 1971.

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  • Main Title: [Draft of speech by John J. Herrera for the 42nd National Convention of LULAC - 1971-02-13]
  • Alternate Title: [Draft of speech by John J. Herrera for the 42nd National Convention of LULAC - February 13, 1971]
  • Alternate Title: [Draft of speech by John J. Herrera for the Forty-second National Convention of LULAC - 1971-02-13]
  • Alternate Title: [Draft of speech by John J. Herrera for the Forty-second National Convention of LULAC - February 13, 1971]

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Draft of a speech by John J. Herrera, Past President of League of United Latin American Citizens during National LULAC Week on February 13, 1971 at Rice Hotel in Houston, Texas. In this speech, celebrating the 42nd birth of LULAC, Herrera discusses the history of the organization and their successes in fighting "discrimination against the Latin-Americans of Mexican descent." Herrera intersperses his discussion of the history of LULAC with personal stories. This draft is heavily edited and shows Herrera's original ideas and improvements of his speech.

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8 p. ; 36 cm.

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LULAC: Speeches by John J. Herrera, 1970s

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  • [Final draft of speech by John J. Herrera for the 42nd National Convention of LULAC - 1971-02-13], HPLM_MSS160-b7-f01-01, ark:/67531/metapth250870
  • [Draft of speech by John J. Herrera for the 42nd National Convention of LULAC, page one - 1971-02-13], HPLM_MSS160-b7-f01-04, ark:/67531/metapth250872

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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

Correspondence 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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[Final draft of speech by John J. Herrera for the 42nd National Convention of LULAC - 1971-02-13] (Text)

[Final draft of speech by John J. Herrera for the 42nd National Convention of LULAC - 1971-02-13]

Final draft of a speech by John J. Herrera, Past President of League of United Latin American Citizens, to be given during National LULAC Week on February 13, 1971 at Rice Hotel in Houston, Texas. In this speech celebrating the 42nd birth of LULAC, Herrera discusses this history of the organization and their successes in fighting "discrimination against the Latin-Americans of Mexican descent." Herrera intersperses his discussion of the history with personal stories. This copy of the speech appears to be the one that Herrera used to give the speech and includes the final minor edits he made prior to presenting his speech. On the back of the final page, Herrera made a handwritten list of English words and their Spanish equivalent.

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[Final draft of speech by John J. Herrera for the 42nd National Convention of LULAC - 1971-02-13], HPLM_MSS160-b7-f01-01, ark:/67531/metapth250870

[Draft of speech by John J. Herrera for the 42nd National Convention of LULAC, page one - 1971-02-13] (Text)

[Draft of speech by John J. Herrera for the 42nd National Convention of LULAC, page one - 1971-02-13]

First page of a speech given by John J. Herrera, Past President of The League of Latin American Citizens, for National LULAC Week on February 13, 1971, at the Rice Hotel, Houston Texas. The first page of this speech celebrating the 42nd birth of LULAC, Herrera recalls conditions leading up to the founding of LULAC.

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[Draft of speech by John J. Herrera for the 42nd National Convention of LULAC, page one - 1971-02-13], HPLM_MSS160-b7-f01-04, ark:/67531/metapth250872

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  • February 13, 1971

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Herrera, John J. [Draft of speech by John J. Herrera for the 42nd National Convention of LULAC - 1971-02-13], text, February 13, 1971; (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth250880/: accessed September 20, 2021), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library.

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