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Affidavit sworn by Beatrice Trujillo de Molinar to Alonso S. Perales

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Title

Affidavit sworn by Beatrice Trujillo de Molinar to Alonso S. Perales

Subject

AFFIDAVITS
DISCRIMINATION against Mexican Americans
RACE discrimination - public establishments
BARS (Drinking Establishments) --Texas

Description

Affidavit sworn by Beatrice Trujillo de Molinar that states that she, along with Rafaela Sanchez, Ignacio Sanchez, and two unnamed individuals, were told that Mexicans were not allowed to dance at the Three Stars Tavern in San Antonio, Texas.

Creator

Trujillo de Molinar, Beatrice

Source

Perales, Alonso S. Are We Good Neighbors? .January 1, 1948. EBSCO Arte Público Hispanic Historical Collection: Series 2

Publisher

Artes Gráficas

Date

1941-06-09

Contributor

Alonso S. Perales

Rights

Content compilation of The Latino/Hispanic American Experience Leaders, Writers and Thinkers copyright 2012 by Arte Publico Historical Collections. All rights reserved.

Relation

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

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JPEG

Language

English

Type

Text

Identifier

pera0081

Coverage

SAN Antonio (Tex.)

Scripto

Transcription

THE STATE OF TEXAS, COUNTY OF BEXAR

My name is Beatrice Trujillo de Molinar. I am 23 years of age and married and reside at 1004 Lamar Street in San Antonio, Texas. My husband's name is Jesse Molinar, Jr. I am a native born citizen of the United States of American and have lived in San Antonio my whole life.

On Saturday, June 7th 1941, about 11L00 P.M., my sister-in-law, Mrs. Rafaela Sanchez, her husband, Mr. Ignacio Sanchez, my husband, Mr. Jesse Molinar, Jr. and Mrs. [blank], the Anglo American wife of Mr. [blank], who is a Sergeant in the United States Army, and I went into a beer parlor known as the Three Stars Tavern, situated at 931 North New Braunfels Avenue, in San Antonio, Texas. We sat in a booth and ordered some beer. After we had been there about thirty minutes Mrs. [blank], the wife of Sergeant [blank], asked me to dance with her. I got up and started dancing with her. Then a man named Alfred Schaffer, who I believe is the Manager of the said beer parlor, came and tapped me on the shoulder and said for us to stop. I asked him why and he said that they would not allow any Mexicans to dance there. So I just stopped, walked to the booth, sat down for a minute and then left the said beer parlor.

Further deponent sayeth not. Beatrice Trujillo Molinar

Sworn to and subscribed before me, this 9th day of June, A.D. 1941.

Alonso S. Perales,
Notary Public in and for Bexar County

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Original Format

paper

Citation

Trujillo de Molinar, Beatrice , “Affidavit sworn by Beatrice Trujillo de Molinar to Alonso S. Perales,” Recovering the US Hispanic Literary Heritage Digital Collections, accessed April 15, 2024, http://usldhrecovery.uh.edu/items/show/107.