John J. Herrera Papers

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Title:John J. Herrera papers
Date:1930-1987
Description:

John James Herrera (1910-1986), a 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 served 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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Subjects:Herrera, John J. | Johnson, Lyndon B. (Lyndon Baines), 1908-1973 | Benites, Joseph R. | Velez, Joe | Gonzales, Manuel | Connally, John Bowden, 1917-1993 | Morales, Felix H. | Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963 | Herrera, John Michael | Cisneros, Abel | Morga, Eduardo | Garcia, Gustavo C. | Bonilla, William D. | Herrera, John J.--Family | Pinedo, Frank M. | Daniel, Price | Herrera, Olivia C. | Yarborough, Ralph Webster, 1903-1996 | Tijerina, Felix, 1905-1965 | Hernández, Pete | Wirin, A. L. | Ornelas, Roberto | Estrada, Ralph | Ballard, Kenith L. | Herrera, Ernesto Jimenez | Cortez, Raoul A. | Garza, George J. | Kern, Clairville V. | Casey, Robert R. (Robert Randolph), 1915-1986 | Shivers, Allan, 1907-1985 | Thomas, Albert, 1898-1966 | Carter, Jimmy, 1924- | Castañeda, Carlos E. | People--Ethnic Groups--Hispanics | LULAC | League of United Latin American Citizens | Government and Law | Social Life and Customs--Clubs and Organizations | Hispanic Americans | Hispanic Americans--Correspondence | Cases | Letters | Conventions | Attorneys | Lawsuits | Social Life and Customs--Correspondence | Lawyers | Campaigns | Actions and defenses | Lawyers--Texas | Meetings | Legislators--United States | Speeches | Government and Law--Politics | Elections | Financial records | Congressmen | Legal documents | Discrimination against Hispanic Americans | Envelopes | Recommendations | Articles | Elections--Texas | Invitation cards | Recommendation letters | Memorandums | Senators | Impeachments | Radio stations--Texas | United States, Texas, Harris County, Houston, 29.7589382, -95.3676974 | United States, Texas, 31.8160381, -99.5120986 | United States, Washington District of Columbia, 38.893661249999994, -76.98788325388196 | United States, 39.7837304, -100.4458825 | United States, Texas, Harris County, 29.8119769, -95.3741247 | United States, Texas, Bexar County, San Antonio, 29.4246002, -98.4951405 | United States, Texas, Travis County, Austin, 30.267153, -97.7430608 | United States, Texas, Nueces County, Corpus Christi, 27.8002542, -97.3955744 | United States, Texas, McLennan County, Waco, 31.549333, -97.1466695 | United States, California, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles, 34.0522342, -118.2436849 | United States, Texas, El Paso County, El Paso, 31.7600372, -106.487287 | United States, Texas, Galveston County, Galveston, 29.299328, -94.7945882 | United States, Texas, Webb County, Laredo, 27.5199841, -99.4953764 | United States, California, 36.778261, -119.417932 | United States, California, Orange County, Huntington Beach, 33.6783336, -118.0000166 | United States, Arizona, Maricopa County, Phoenix, 33.4484367, -112.0741417 | United States, Texas, Jefferson County, Beaumont, 30.0860459, -94.1018461 | United States, Texas, Wharton County, Wharton, 29.3116366, -96.1027371 | United States, Texas, Wharton County, 29.2454534, -96.2291474 | United States, California, San Francisco County, San Francisco, 37.7790262, -122.4199061 | United States, Texas, Matagorda County, Palacios, 28.7080461, -96.2174671 | United States, Texas, McLennan County, 31.5487691, -97.2189254 | United States, New Mexico, Santa Fe County, Santa Fe, 35.6869996, -105.9377997
Institution:University of North Texas. Libraries
Contributors:University of North Texas. Libraries
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