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

Description: 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.
Date: November 8, 1979
Creator: Salas, Mario Marcel
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from Drew S. Days to OUED Members - August 29, 1979]

Description: Letter from Drew S. Days III, Assistant Attorney General of the Civil Rights Division, to John H. Sanders, Mario Marcel Salas, and Rick Green of Organizations United for Eastside Development (OUED). The letter is in reply to their allegation of fraud in the trial of Webb Boyd, whose murder was believed to have been racially motivated. Mr. Days assures them that correct action will be taken if their allegations are found to be true.
Date: August 29, 1979
Creator: Days, Drew S.
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from Finnis E. Jolly to Thomas E. Huebner - August 22, 1979]

Description: Letter from Finnis E. Jolly, area manager of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, to Thomas E. Huebner, city manager of San Antonio. Jolly's letter is in response to some of Huebner's questions, as well as a reminder that funds given to the Barbara Jordan Community Center must be reimbursed because of its low priority; otherwise, Jolly will take the proper course of action.
Date: August 22, 1979
Creator: Jolly, Finnis E.
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from John H. Sanders to Henry B. Gonzalez - July 13, 1979]

Description: Letter from John H. Sanders, president of Organizations United for Eastside Development (OUED), to congressman Henry B. Gonzalez. The letter was written as a follow-up, and as a request for help, after Sanders met Gonzalez in Washington D. C. over problems brewing in the San Antonio community. It would seem that the City Manager and members of its staff made concerted efforts to undermine urban development, community centers, and other services that would have been beneficial to San Antonio's marginalized ethnic communities.
Date: July 13, 1979
Creator: Sanders, John H.
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from S. Marcus Jahns to T. C. Calvert - June 15, 1979]

Description: Letter from S. Marcus Jahns, director of Budget and Research Department, to T. C. Calvert of Organizations United for Eastside Development (OUED). The letter was sent a status report on a proposed government project, the Barbara Jordan Community Center. News include the reallocation of five hundred thousand dollars to the Center and an upcoming meeting with the project architect.
Date: June 15, 1979
Creator: Jahns, S. Marcus
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from OUED to Roy Barrera - May 30, 1979]

Description: Letter from a member of Organizations United for Eastside Development (OUED) to Assistant District Attorney Roy Barrera. As prosecutor in the trail of Webb Eugene Boyd, Mr. Barrera was responsible for charging two police officers with the voluntary manslaughter of Mr. Boyd. OUED is writing to congratulate the attorney's work, which they see as a stepping stone in relieving racist relations in San Antonio.
Date: May 30, 1979
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from the Federal Communications Commission to Mario Marcel Salas - May 16, 1979]

Description: Letter from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to Mario Marcel Salas, president of the Black Coalition on Mass Media (BCMM). Only one page of their correspondence has been provided, however. From what remains available, it appears that the FCC was trying to distance itself from a disagreement that occurred between the BCMM and KAPE radio, in which the latter accused BCMM of "personal attacks."
Date: May 16, 1979
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from Mario Marcel Salas to KSAT Television - May 3, 1979]

Description: Letter from Mario Marcel Salas, president of the Black Coalition on Mass Media, to KSAT Television. He writes to complain to the television station about a Bugs Bunny cartoon that was aired in which various racial slurs were used towards Japanese people. He hopes the airing was a mistake and an oversight on the part of the television station.
Date: May 3, 1979
Creator: Salas, Mario Marcel
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from Mario Marcel Salas to Complaints Division of the FCC - April 23, 1979]

Description: Letter from Mario Marcel Salas, president of the Black Coalition on Mass Media, to the complaints and compliance division of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). It seems that, after buying a political advertisement to air on KAPE radio, the BCMM's ad was pulled from the air by the station when an official from the FCC ruled it to be a personal attack. The letter Mr. Salas sends is to inquire about the validity of the ruling, if such a ruling even occurred.
Date: April 23, 1979
Creator: Salas, Mario Marcel
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from Mario Marcel Salas to Robert Kiobassa - April 11, 1979]

Description: Letter from Mario Marcel Salas, president of the Black Coalition on Mass Media (BCMM), to Robert Kiobassa of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Mr. Salas writes to inquire about the legitimacy of having one of his ads pulled off the air on KAPE Radio.
Date: April 11, 1979
Creator: Salas, Mario Marcel
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from Tommy Calvert to Jerry Moon - January 10, 1979]

Description: Letter from Tommy Calvert, research chairman of the Black Coalition on Mass Media (BCMM), to Jerry Moon, general manager of KAPE radio. He is sending the broadcasting station a few suggestions on how to best offer incentives to future employees who wish to remain in broadcasting.
Date: January 10, 1979
Creator: Calvert, Tommy
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from John H. Sanders and Mario Marcel Salas to Benjamin Hooks - 1979]

Description: Letter from John H. Sanders and Mario Marcel Salas of Organizations United for Eastside Development to Benjamin Hooks, president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). They are writing to request that a member of the national board - S. L. Deckard - be expelled for his support of Fred Semaan. An attorney by trade, Mr. Semaan provided the defense for two security guards charged with the voluntary manslaughter of Webb Eugene Boyd, whose murder was seen by many members of the San Antonio community as racially motivated.
Date: 1979
Creator: Sanders, John H. & Salas, Mario Marcel
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from Mario Marcel Salas to the American Civil Liberties Union]

Description: Letter from Mario Marcel Salas of the Organizations United for Eastside Development (OUED) to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). The letter formally requests the help of the ACLU in preventing the acquittal of two security guards who murdered Webb Eugene Boyd.
Date: 1979
Creator: Salas, Mario Marcel
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from Mario Marcel Salas to the Mexican American Legal Defense Fund]

Description: Letter from Mario Marcel Salas of the Organizations United for Eastside Development (OUED) to the Mexican American Legal Defense Fund (MALDEF). The letter formally requests the help of MALDEF in preventing the acquittal of two security guards who murdered Webb Eugene Boyd. Specifically, he asks for a MALDEF attorney.
Date: 1979
Creator: Salas, Mario Marcel
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from Sue Sende to Mario Marcel Salas - January 1, 1979]

Description: Letter from journalist Sue Sende to Mario Marcel Salas of the Black Coalition on Mass Media. She writes to inform him of a recent publication - What's Behind the News? - she co-authored about media strategies and reform. A hand-written notation at the bottom of the letter requests that Mr. Salas send her information about the Black Coalition for research purposes taking place on the 2nd edition.
Date: January 1, 1979
Creator: Sende, Sue
Item Type: Letter

[Organizations United for Eastside Development By-Laws]

Description: Typed, nine page document covering the by-laws of Organizations United for Eastside Development. The document discusses the organization's purpose and structure, and goes on further into precise information on its composition.
Date: 1979
Item Type: Text

[Webb Boyd Newsletter by Organizations United for Eastside Development ]

Description: Newsletter by Organizations United for Eastside Development (OUED), written by Mario Marcel Salas. It discusses the case of Webb Boyd, a black man murdered by two security guards, and recent news in the trial of his killers, NAACP involvement, and community support.
Date: 1979
Creator: Salas, Mario Marcel
Item Type: Text

[Black Coalition on Mass Media July Minutes]

Description: Minutes for a July 1978 meeting of the Black Coalition on Mass Media, a civil rights organization for the betterment of African-American representation in the media. The document contains lists on issues discussed and the names of those present.
Date: July 12, 1978
Item Type: Text

[Letter from Mario Marcel Salas to Mr. Moreno - July 12, 1978]

Description: Letter from Mario Marcel Salas, president of the Black Coalition on Mass Media, to Mr. Moreno of the Booker T. Washington Foundation. He writes to thank him for a packet he sent, and for further help in organizing a model ordinance and perhaps even a representative to help with some negotiations.
Date: July 12, 1978
Creator: Salas, Mario Marcel
Item Type: Letter