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Affidavit sworn by Horacio Guerra to Alonso S. Perales

Item

pera0091.jpg

Dublin Core

Title

Affidavit sworn by Horacio Guerra to Alonso S. Perales

Subject

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

Description

Affidavit sworn by Horacio Guerra that states that he was denied service at the Dinette Restaurant in Hondo, Texas because he was of Mexican descent.

Creator

Guerra, Horacio

Source

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

Date

1946-05-03

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

pera0091

Coverage

UVALDE (Tex.)
SAN Antonio (Tex.)
EL PASO (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 Horacio Guerra, to me well known, and who, after being by me well known, did depose and say:

My name is Horacio Guerra. I am 26 years of age and reside at 609 S. San Jacinto St., in San Antonio Texas. I am an American citizen and a veteran of World War No. 2. I served in the United States Army overseas for a period of eighteen months. I was born in Monterrey, N.L., Mexico.

I am now engaged in the produce business on my own account. On May 1st 1946 I was coming from El Paso, Texas, and I stopped at the Dinette Restaurant in Uvalde, Texas, and sat at the counter. A waitress came to me and said: "she does not serve Mexicans", meaning the proprietor who is a woman. Whereupon I walked out and went and spoke with the Count Judge of Uvalde County, who told me he could not do a thing about it.

Further affiant sayeth not.
[signed] Horacio Guerra

Sworn and subscribed before me, this the 3rd day of May, A.D. 1946.

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

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Original Format

paper

Citation

Guerra, Horacio , “Affidavit sworn by Horacio Guerra to Alonso S. Perales,” Recovering the US Hispanic Literary Heritage Digital Collections, accessed May 28, 2024, http://usldhrecovery.uh.edu/items/show/13.