Posed photograph of Alonso S. Perales, second from left, being awarded the Medal of Civil Merit from the Spanish government, granted by Generalissimo Francisco Franco. Also pictured are, from left, Dr. Carlos E. Castañeda, historian and author, the diplomat from the Spanish Consul in Galveston, Texas presenting the medal, and the Archbishop of the Archdiocese of San Antonio, the Most Rev. Robert E. Lucey. The ceremony took place at Our Lady of the Lake college in San Antonio, Texas.
Letter written in response to the discrimination of Henrietta Castillo, Anita Gomez, and Lucy Elizondo. the Lay Council for the Spanish Speaking sent a letter to various organizations and newspapers, denouncing this event. Several community leaders and educators signed the letter.
Affidavit sworn by Henrietta Castillo to Alonso S. Perales that states that Anita Gomez, Lucy Elizondo, and Henrietta Castillo were refused service in the dining are of PK Cafe. A waitress and the manager told them that Mexicans were served "around back" of the restaurant.