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Affidavit sworn by Pedro Muñoz to Alonso S. Perales

Item

pera0077.jpg

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Title

Affidavit sworn by Pedro Muñoz to Alonso S. Perales

Subject

AFFIDAVITS
BARS (Drinking Establishments) --Texas
DISCRIMINATION against Mexican Americans
MILITARY Personnel
RACE discrimination - public establishments
MEXICAN American Soldiers

Description

Affidavit sworn by Pedro Muñoz stating that he, along with Enrique de la Rosa and Jose Vidal, could not play pool at the Three Star Tavern.

Creator

Muñoz, Pedro

Source

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

Publisher

Artes Gráficas

Date

1943-06-17

Contributor

Perales, Alonso S.

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

pera0077

Coverage

SAN Antonio (Tex.)

Scripto

Transcription

THE STATE OF TEXAS, COUNTY OF BEXAR

My name is Pedro Muñoz. I am 41 years of age and married, and reside at 1818 Monterrey Street, in San Antonio, Texas. I am an automobile mechanic.

On Sunday, June 13, 1943, I went into the Three Star Tavern, situated at the corner of New Braunfels and Lamar Streets, which is a beer parlor and pool hall combined owned by Mr. Charles Schaefer, and I was told by one of the employees that I could not play pool there. I was wearing the United States Army uniform at the time. A few minutes later Enrique de la Rosa and Jose Vidal, civilians, came in and started to play pool with another, but the same employee told them that they were not permitted to play pool there. We noticed that Anglo-Americans, both soldiers and civilians, were playing pool there; therefore, we believe the reason we were not permitted to play was because we are of Mexican descent.

I was recalled into the United States Army as a Private First Class on December 8, 1943, and was honorably discharged, on account of being over the age limit and about to engage in national defense work as a civilian, on May 28, 1943. I also served in the United States Army (36th Division, Texas National Guard) from November, 1940 to November, 1941.

Further deponent sayeth not. Pedro R. Muñoz.
Sworn and subscribed before me this 17th day of June, A.D. 1943.

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

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Original Format

paper

Citation

Muñoz, Pedro, “Affidavit sworn by Pedro Muñoz to Alonso S. Perales,” Recovering the US Hispanic Literary Heritage Digital Collections, accessed April 18, 2024, http://usldhrecovery.uh.edu/items/show/111.