[Letter from Mario Marcel Salas to the United States Justice Department - November 8, 1979]

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Letter from Mario Marcel Salas of the Black Coalition on Mass Media to the Civil Rights Division of the United States Justice Department. He writes with an urgent tone, as word has spread of a possible march by the Ku Klux Klan. A radio personality, a city councilman, and an organization protesting a housing project have all been linked to the event. Fears of Klan members carrying weapons and enacting violence pose additional threats.

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[1] p. ; 28 cm.

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Salas, Mario Marcel November 8, 1979.

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  • Main Title: [Letter from Mario Marcel Salas to the United States Justice Department - November 8, 1979]
  • Series Title: Mario Marcel Salas Papers

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Letter from Mario Marcel Salas of the Black Coalition on Mass Media to the Civil Rights Division of the United States Justice Department. He writes with an urgent tone, as word has spread of a possible march by the Ku Klux Klan. A radio personality, a city councilman, and an organization protesting a housing project have all been linked to the event. Fears of Klan members carrying weapons and enacting violence pose additional threats.

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[1] p. ; 28 cm.

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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.

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  • November 8, 1979

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Salas, Mario Marcel. [Letter from Mario Marcel Salas to the United States Justice Department - November 8, 1979], letter, November 8, 1979; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth290847/: accessed August 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections.