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Affidavit sworn by María Saucedo Flores to Alonso S. Perales

Item

pera0087.jpg

Dublin Core

Title

Affidavit sworn by María Saucedo Flores to Alonso S. Perales

Subject

AFFIDAVITS
DISCRIMINATION against Latin Americans
DISCRIMINATION in education
RACE discrimination - public establishments
ETHNIC discrimination

Description

Maria Saucedo Flores attempts to register her 7-year old child, Maria Marta, at Lakewood Baptist School, but is told by the superintendent that they are not taking Latin American children.

Creator

Saucedo Flores, Maria

Source

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

Date

1946-09-04

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

pera0087

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 Maria Saucedo Flores, to me well known, and who, after being by me duly sworn, did depose and say:

My name is Maria Saucedo Flores. I am married. My husband's name is Rafael Saucedo Flores. We reside at 4202 W/ Martin St., in San Antonio, Texas.

On September 3rd, 1946, about 10:00 A.M., I took our 7-year old daughter, Maria Marta, to the Lakewood Baptist School, situated on the corner of 21st and W. Martin Streets, for the purpose of registering her as a student at said School. The Superintendent, an Anglo-American, said to me: "I am sorry, but I cannot take your little girl because I am not taking Latin American children. I will have to ask permission from the local Board". I asked him if the reason he could not accept my little girl was just because she was a Latin American and replied: "Yes, she is a Latin American and we are not taking Latin American children".

Further affiant sayeth not.
[signed] Maria Saucedo Flores

Sworn and subscribed to before me this 4th day of September, A.D. 1946.

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

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paper

Citation

Saucedo Flores, Maria , “Affidavit sworn by María Saucedo Flores to Alonso S. Perales,” Recovering the US Hispanic Literary Heritage Digital Collections, accessed July 24, 2024, http://usldhrecovery.uh.edu/items/show/17.