Affidavit sworn by Daniel Flores González to Alonso S. Perales

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Title

Affidavit sworn by Daniel Flores González to Alonso S. Perales

Subject

AFFIDAVITS
ETHNIC discrimination
RACE discrimination - public establishments
RACE discrimination - restaurants
MILITARY
MILITARY Personnel
DISCRIMINATION against Mexican Americans
VETERAN

Description

Affidavit sworn by Daniel Flores González to Alonso S. Perales in which he states that he and two ladies of Mexican descent were refused service at Manhattan Cafe in Bracketville, Texas.

Creator

Gonzalez, Daniel Flores

Source

Perales, Alonso S. Are We Good Neighbors? 1948. EBSCO Arte Público Hispanic Historical Collection: Series 2

Date

1946-08-20

Contributor

Perales, Alonso S.

Relation

Gauthereau, Lorena. "Are We Good Neighbors?: Mapping Discrimination Against Mexican Americans in 1940s Texas." https://arcg.is/1C1bbv.

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Language

English

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Text

Identifier

pera0094

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Transcription

THE STATE OF TEXAS
COUNTY OF BEXAR

BEFORE ME, the undersigned authority in and for said County, State of Texas, this day personally came and appeared Daniel Flores Gonzalez, to me well known, and who, after being by me duly sworn, did depose and say:

My name is Daniel Flores Gonzalez. I am 24 years of age and reside in Brackettville, Texas. I served in the United States Army about 38 months, 26 of which I spent overseas. I took part in four battles. I have two brothers in the United States Army. One of them served about 5 years and the other about 3 years. They served overseas also, and recently they reenlisted for three years.

On Saturday, August 17th, about 7:00 A.M., I was on my way to Brackettville, and while passing thru Hondo, Texas, I stopped at the Manhattan Cafe. I was accompanied by two ladies of Mexican descent. We sat at the counters intending to ask for something to eat. A boy who was employed at said Cafe came and told us that he was very sorry, but that Mexicans were not served there. I asked him why and he said that those were the orders of the manager. We thereupon left the place.

Further affiant sayeth not.
[signed] Daniel Flores Gonzalez.

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 20th day of August, A.D. 1946

[signed] Alonso S. Perales
Notary Public, Bexar County, Texas

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