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Affidavit sworn by Amada Quesnot to Alonso S. Perales

Item

pera0085.jpg

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Title

Affidavit sworn by Amada Quesnot to Alonso S. Perales

Subject

AFFIDAVITS
DISCRIMINATION against Latin Americans
DISCRIMINATION in Medical Care - Race discrimination in Medical Care
RACE discrimination - public establishments
ETHNIC discrimination

Description

Affidavit sworn by Amada Quesnot that states that her 5 year-old son, Eugene Edward Quesnot, was refused medical attention at the M&S Clinic in San Antonio, Texas because he was of Mexican descent.

Creator

Quesnot, Amada

Source

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

Publisher

Artes Gráficas

Date

1941-11-17

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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JPG

Language

English

Type

Text

Identifier

pera0085

Coverage

SAN Antonio (Tex.)

Scripto

Transcription

THE STATE OF TEXAS, COUNTY OF BEXAR

My name is Amada B. Quesnot. I am a native born citizen of the United States of America, and reside at 2518 Leal Street, in San Antonio, Texas. I am married. My husband is Mr. Gus Quesnot, who is a citizen of the United States of America and a veteran of World War No. 1. We have a boy, Adrian Quesnot, in the United States Army and is now stationed at Fort Bliss, Texas.

At the suggestion of Dr. O. S. Moore, of this city, on Thursday, November 13, 1841, about noon, I took my child, Eugene Edward Quesnot, who is 5 years old, to the M & S. Clinic, 215 Camden Street, San Antonio, Texas, for treatment. The lady in charge in the Social Workers' Room asked me if I was a Latin American and when I replied in the affirmative she stated that no Latin American children were accepted for treatment at that Clinic. She added that it applied to all children of French, Italian, Spanish or Mexican extraction.

Further deponent sayeth not.

Amada B. Quesnot.

Sworn to and subscribed before me on this 17th day of Novemeber, A.D. 1941.

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

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Original Format

paper

Citation

Quesnot, Amada , “Affidavit sworn by Amada Quesnot to Alonso S. Perales,” Recovering the US Hispanic Literary Heritage Digital Collections, accessed May 28, 2024, http://usldhrecovery.uh.edu/items/show/19.