Affidavit sworn by Dolores Garcia de Garcia and Lupe C. Banasau to Alonso S. Perales

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Title

Affidavit sworn by Dolores Garcia de Garcia and Lupe C. Banasau to Alonso S. Perales

Subject

AFFIDAVITS
DISCRIMINATION
MILITARY
MILITARY Personnel
RACE discrimination - public establishments
RACE discrimination - restaurants
VETERAN

Description

Affidavit sworn by Dolores Garcia de Garcia and Lupe C. Banasau that states that the Manhattan Cafe in Hondo, Texas refused to serve them in July 1946 because they were of Mexican descent.

Creator

Garcia de Garcia, Dolores
Banasau, Guadalupe C.

Source

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

Date

1946-08-07

Contributor

Perales, Alonso S.

Relation

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

Format

JPEG

Language

English

Type

Text

Identifier

pera0093

Coverage

SAN Antonio (Tex.)

Scripto

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 Dolores G. de Garcia and Lupe C. Banasau, to me well known, and who, after being by me duly sworn, did depose and say:

Our names are Dolores G. Garcia and Lupe C. Banasu. We are both married and reside at 103 El Fledo Courts and 1616 Center St., respectively, in San Antonio, Texas.

On Sunday, July 28th, 1946, about 9:20 P.M., we stopped at the Manhattan Cafe, in Hondo, Texas, and as soon as we went in a waitress came and told us that she was sorry, but that we could not be served because we were Mexicans. She added that those were the orders given to her by the Manager. We thereupon left. We were accompanied by Mr. Juan Garcia, husband of the said Dolores G. de Garcia, and by a young lady named Maria Magdalena Olvera. Miss Olvera resides in Brackettville, Texas.

Mr. Juan Garcia is a veteran of World War No. 1 and served as Commander of the American Legion at Brackettville, Texas, from 1944 to 1945.

Mr. Richard Banasau, husband of the said Lupe C. Banasau, is now a member of the United States Army. He fought in the Philippinnes during World War No. 2. The said Lupe C. Banasau also has a son, Ernest Banasau, who served overseas in World War No. 2.

Further affiants sayeth not.
[signed] Dolores Garcia de Garcia,
[signed] Lupe C. Banasau.

Sworn to and subscribed before me, this the 7th day of August, A.D. 1946.

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

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