[Agenda of the LULAC Impeachment Proceedings, February 12, 1977]

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Agenda of the LULAC Impeachment Proceedings at the Rice Rittenhouse Hotel in Houston, Texas on February 12, 1977, pertaining to the impeachment of Joseph Benites.

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2 p. ; 35 cm.

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League of United Latin American Citizens February 12, 1977.

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Agenda of the LULAC Impeachment Proceedings at the Rice Rittenhouse Hotel in Houston, Texas on February 12, 1977, pertaining to the impeachment of Joseph Benites.

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2 p. ; 35 cm.

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LULAC: Impeachment of Joseph Benites, 1975-1977

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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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  • February 12, 1977

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League of United Latin American Citizens. [Agenda of the LULAC Impeachment Proceedings, February 12, 1977], text, February 12, 1977; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth251249/: accessed September 26, 2016), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library.