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[Letter from Nolan A. Bowie to Mario Marcel Salas - November 20, 1974]

Description: Letter from Nolan A. Bowie to Mario Marcel Salas, president of the Black Coalition on Mass Media (BCMM). He writes to share his opinion on the dispute that developed between BCMM and KAPE radio, and as to whether or not the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) would consider his petition to deny the radio station a license renewal. He doesn't think it will go far, but encourages Mr. Salas to not give up.
Date: November 20, 1974
Creator: Bowie, Nolan A.
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Fredric A. Weiss to SAMC Board - August 20, 1980]

Description: Letter from Fredric a. Weiss to the San Antonio Media Center (SAMC) board. The letter reads as a summary of activities which have taken place with an organization of high school students interested in careers in the media. He discusses bake sales, television programs, and other activities they have performed.
Date: August 20, 1980
Creator: Weiss, Fredric A.
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Mario Salas and Others for Group Portrait]

Description: Photograph of Mario Marcel Salas and others gathered together for a group picture inside what appears to be a government building. They wear formal attire and stand behind a long cloth-covered table where a large bouquet of flowers, a microphone stand, and a book have been placed. Mr. Salas stands in the middle next to a woman in a navy and white outfit.
Date: unknown
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Young Mario Marcel Salas with Microphone]

Description: Photograph of a young Mario Marcel Salas, future politician, professor, and civil rights leader of the San Antonio area. Mr. Salas sports a short afro, leather jacket, and casual pants. He holds on a microphone on his left hand and stands outdoors just in front of a short brick curb.
Date: unknown
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Bill M. White to John Sanders - September 22, 1981]

Description: Letter from Bill M. White, criminal district attorney from San Antonio, to John Sanders, president of Organizations United for Eastside Development. The letter is a confirmation that a proper course of action is in the works in regards to an incident mentioned by Mr. Sanders in a previous letter. It would seem that the incident had something to do with a mass riot and possible violent attacks.
Date: September 22, 1981
Creator: White, Bill M.
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Summary of Events at Hawthorne Junior High School]

Description: Summary of events that transpired at Hawthorne Junior High School. According to testimony provided, at the behest of some of the students and amidst accusations of racism against faculty members, members of the Student National Coordinating Committee participated in a conference at the school to open up a dialogue with the school administration. Following this meeting, a police officer approached three SNCC members outside the school and proceeded to arrest them on grounds of disturbing the peace. They were later released on a twenty-five dollar bond.
Date: 1969
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Mario Salas Booth During Martin Luther King March]

Description: Photograph of booths during a January rally in San Antonio, Texas. The principal booth is that of Mario Salas, who is running for county commissioner. Mr. Salas stands underneath it wearing a green windbreaker. Edwina Salas, his wife, stands to the left while Angela Salas, a young girl in a vest and white shirt, stands to the right.
Date: January 2002
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Mario, Edwina, and Angela Salas Inside Booth During Martin Luther King March]

Description: Photograph of booths during a Martin Luther King March in San Antonio, Texas. The principal booth is that of Mario Salas, who is running for county commissioner. Mr. Salas stands underneath it wearing a green windbreaker. Edwina Salas, his wife, stands to the left while Angela Salas, a young girl in a vest and white shirt, stands to the right. Many other people are in attendance at other booths.
Date: January 2002
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Mario Marcel Salas and Two Men at Table]

Description: Photograph of three men sitting at a table, a short distance away from an American flag and a map that's been pinned to a wall. The men sport short afros and wear formal attire. The man in the middle with sunglasses has been identified as Mario Marcel Salas, future San Antonio politician, professor, and civil rights leader.
Date: 1975
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[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
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[William B. Lloyd Jr. Paper on International Broadcasting]

Description: Typed two-page paper on international broadcasting as it stood in the late 1970's. Authored by William B. Lloyd, Jr., chairman of a Policy Committee associated with the United Nations, the paper discusses a monopoly of satellite broadcasting by the United States and other industrialized countries, and attempts to curb this hegemony by third world countries. Lloyd proposes a solution and discusses a way for it to begin.
Date: 1976~
Creator: Lloyd, William B., Jr.
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from William B. Ray to Mario Marcel Salas - December 9, 1974]

Description: Letter from William B. Ray, chief of the Complaints and Compliance Division of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), to Mario Marcel Salas, president of the Black Coalition on Mass Media. The letter was sent in response to a formal complaint filed by Mr. Marcel over a failed negotiation with KAPE radio, a San Antonio-based radio station. However, it appears that Mr. Ray did not receive a specific enough complaint, and explains the course of action that needs to occur before the FCC gets involved.
Date: December 9, 1974
Creator: Ray, William B.
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from O.U.E.D. to Members and Affiliates - April 12, 1983]

Description: Letter from Organizations United for Eastside Development (OUED) to its members and affiliates. The letter gives notice to members to attend an upcoming meeting so that they may come at a consensus on how to deal with a planned march by the Ku Klux Klan. Some suggestions are proposed, including a counter demonstration, but the letter requests collective agreement.
Date: April 12, 1983
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Student National Coordinating Committee Pamphlet]

Description: Pamphlet provided by the Student National Coordinating Committee (S.N.C.C), a political and civil rights organization in San Antonio. Two blocks of text have been placed inside. The first, on the inside, is by Malcolm X, in which he compares the behaviors of some members of the African-American community to slaves in the American antebellum period using its specific, charged language. On the backside, a list of sixteen rules for members of the organization precede a portrait of H. Rap Brown.
Date: 1971
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Mario Salas, Barbie Hernandez, and Edwina Salas]

Description: Photograph of Mario Marcel Salas, San Antonio civil rights leader and politician, standing in a small indoor space with Barbie Hernandez in the middle and his wife, Edwina Salas to the right. Mr. Salas holds a small piece of paper where his likeness and a block of text advertises his election bid.
Date: 1997
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Mario Marcel Salas Behind Podium]

Description: Photograph of Mario Marcel Salas, San Antonio politician and civil rights leader, standing behind a wooden podium. The podium and the wall behind him have been covered with signs advertising his election bid. He wears dark formal attire and appears to be giving a speech. A small wicker basket is on the floor to his right.
Date: unknown
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[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
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[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
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Letter of Complaint from Mario Marcel Salas to William B. Ray - November 13, 1974]

Description: Letter from Mario Marcel Salas, president of the Black Coalition on Mass Media (BCMM), to William B. Ray of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). He is writing to file a formal complaint against WOAI TV and KAPE radio for neglecting to provide equal and adequate coverage of a press conference held by the BCMM. The event is seen as one in a long line of attempts made to discredit the black community.
Date: November 13, 1974
Creator: Salas, Mario Marcel
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Mario Marcel Salas to William B. Ray - June 18, 1974]

Description: Letter from Mario Marcel Salas, president of the Black Coalition on Mass Media (BCMM), to William B. Ray of the Complaints and Compliance Division at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). He writes to request a 60 day extension for a petition to deny renewal of the KAPE radio license. He also asks that no renewal be given by the FCC until they are able to complete their investigation. The requests are made on the grounds that KAPE refused to provide BCMM members a copy of their 1974 renewal application, which is against the law.
Date: June 18, 1974
Creator: Salas, Mario Marcel
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Bilger & Blair to William B. Ray - July 3, 1974]

Description: Letter from Bilger & Blair, attorneys at law, to William B. Ray, chief of the complaints and compliance division of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Although only one page of the letter has been provided, it would appear that the attorneys are explaining a miscommunication that occurred between members of the Black Coalition on Mass Media and the KAPE radio sales manager - Franklin Collins. He did not provide a copy of a renewal application because he did not know it was available.
Date: July 3, 1974
Creator: Bilger, Donald E. & Blair, Forbes W.
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections