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Affidavit sworn by Jesús García to Alonso S. Perales

Item

pera0090.jpg

Dublin Core

Title

Affidavit sworn by Jesús García to Alonso S. Perales

Subject

AFFIDAVITS
DISCRIMINATION against Latin Americans
ETHNIC discrimination
RACE discrimination - public establishments
RACE discrimination - restaurants
PERALES, Alonso S., 1898-1960

Description

On Sunday, June 30, 1946, a group of seven men (Jesus Garcia, Oscar Mayen, Joe Sanchez, Henry -------, Pedro Solis, Louis Leonard, and Bob Clay) visit Captain Davis Cafe in Rockport, Texas. The men of Latin American descent are told they will not be served. In response, the two Anglo American men in their group refuse to eat at the cafe if the men of Latin American descent are not served. All seven men walk out of the restaurant.

Creator

Garcia, Jesus

Source

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

Date

1946-07-02

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.

Format

JPEG

Language

English

Type

Text

Identifier

pera0090

Coverage

ROCKPORT (Tex.)
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 JESUS GARCIA, to me well known, and who, after being by me duly sworn, did depose and say:

My name is Jesus Garcia. I reside at 428 Burleson St., in San Antonio, Texas. I am 41 years of age and married. I am a citizen of the United States of America.

On Sunday, June 30, 1946, about 3:00 P.M., seven of us went into the Captain Davis Cafe, in Rockport, Texas, and sat at a table. A waitress brought some water, but before she placed the two glasses of water on the table the lady Cashier called her and told her not to serve us on this side (meaning the side where, according to them, only Anglo-Americans are served) because we were Latin Americans. The waitress came and told us what the Cashier had told her. The two Anglo-Americans told the waitress that if we Latin Americans were not served, they would not eat there either. We all left the place.

The names of the seven men are: Oscar Mayen, Joe Sanchez, Henry –––––––, Pedro Solis, Jesus Garcia, Louis Leonard and Bob Clay, all residents of San Antonio, Texas, except Pedro Solis, who resides in Rockport, Texas.

Further affiant sayeth not.
[signed] Jesus Garcia.

Sworn to and subscribed before me, this the 2nd day of July, A.D. 1946.

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

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Original Format

paper

Citation

Garcia, Jesus , “Affidavit sworn by Jesús García to Alonso S. Perales,” Recovering the US Hispanic Literary Heritage Digital Collections, accessed May 23, 2024, http://usldhrecovery.uh.edu/items/show/14.