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[Court indictment, United States of America vs. Ernesto Herrera, Arnulfo Jimenez Torres, and Trinidad Lopez Fierros - 1951-09-24]

Description: District Court of the United States indictment for the case of United States of America versus Ernesto Herrera, Arnulfo Jimenez Torres, and Trinidad Lopez Fierros. The case concerns the unlawful acquisition, transfer, and sale of marijuana by the defendants.
Date: September 24, 1951
Creator: District Court of the United States

[Defendants' Motion to Dismiss and Complaint for Injunction and Damages, Ben Rios, et. al. vs O.B. Ellis, et. al. - 1955-07-18]

Description: Document notifying John J. Herrera that the Assistant Attorney General of Texas, Will D. Davis, had filed a Motion to Dismiss. The motion was made due to the named plaintiffs not authorizing John J. Herrera to file suit on their behalf. From the case Ben Rios, Mateo Camarillo, George Ramirez, Abraham Rios and Ernesto Langoria, vs. O. B. Ellis, as Manager of the Texas Prison System; French M. Robertson, Walter W. Cardwell, B. A. Stufflebeme, Rev. George Beto, Fred W. Shield, H. E. Treichler, H. H. Coffield, Warren S. Bellows and Henry S. Paulus, Members of the Prison Board; John Doe I through John Doe V, defendants.
Date: July 18, 1955
Creator: Davis, Will D.

Discrimination story condemned

Description: Newspaper clipping of article "Discrimination Story Condemned," written by J. H. Plenn, Staff Writer of San Antonio Express newspaper, dated March 13, 1951. Review of article published in March 27, 1951, issue of Look Magazine entitled "City Wilderness." The article was based on a study of living conditions among persons of Mexican descent in Texas.
Date: March 13, 1951
Creator: Plenn, J. H.

[Draft of article by John J. Herrera - 1956-10-22]

Description: Onionskin paper carbon copy draft of an article by John J. Herrera dated October 22, 1956. This article was Herrera's rebuttal to Felix Tijerina's article on support of the Eisenhower-Nixon administration. "We have bitterly realized in their past administrations that we were the last to be hired and the first to be hired. We will continue to support the Democratic party and their nominees, Stevenson and Kerauver." Herrera also writes: "the great majority of the Latinos do not share his enthusiasm for the Republican Party, as 97 percent of the Latinos work for a living and do not own their business (as Mr. Tijerina does), or are professional people." At the top of this article in Spanish, there is a note which reads as such in English: "(Note: Despite certain Mexican 'leaders' knowing that Nixon 'was of the tricky politics' since October of 1956 many here in Houston on the radio or the TV begged 'Now more than ever four more years of Nixon': The least they should do is now after the failure, is to ask for forgiveness from the people before continuing to make recommendations on who to vote for."
Date: October 22, 1956
Creator: Herrera, John J.

[Draft of speech by John J. Herrera for San Jacinto Day, San Jacinto Monument - 1954-04-21]

Description: Draft of the speech delivered by John J. Herrera on April 21, 1954, marking the one hundred and eighteenth anniversary of the Battle of San Jacinto. Herrera compares the Battle of San Jacinto to the Korean War and states that "Our Texas men are proving themselves again and again defenders of the American way of life." Herrera spoke on behalf of the League of United Latin American Citizens and presented an offering to the memory of those who died in the Battle of San Jacinto.
Date: April 21, 1954
Creator: Herrera, John J.
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The fight for democracy

Description: Speech given by Carlos E. Castañeda on April 20, 1950. Castañeda discusses the importance of the fight for individual freedom and liberty and the necessity to fight oppression.
Date: April 20, 1950
Creator: Castañeda, Carlos E.

Frank Ferree Multado y Sentenciado a 3 dias de Carcel

Description: Full page from the "El Tiempo" newspaper published in Harlingen, Texas, dated June 20, 1952, which features several articles about Frank Ferree of Harlingen, Texas, who was jailed on contempt charges when he wrote a letter to the Texas Good Neighbor Commission complaining that the court had been prejudiced in their decision to sentence Roberto Jiminez to a 10-year sentence.
Date: June 20, 1952