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To [Missing], Honorable Pleasanton Board of Education, Pleasanton, Independent School District, From Alonso S. Perales, Sept, 24, 1946.

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Title

To [Missing], Honorable Pleasanton Board of Education, Pleasanton, Independent School District, From Alonso S. Perales, Sept, 24, 1946.

Subject

LETTERS
SCHOOL districts--Texas
SEGREGATION in education.
LATIN Americans
PROTESTS and social movements
PERALES, Alonso S., 1898-1960

Description

Letter from Alonso S. Perales to the Honorable Board of Education, Pleasanton Independent School District protesting the segregation of the Latin American Children from the Anglo American Children in school.

Creator

Perales, Alonso S.

Source

Date

1946-09-24

Rights

Content compilation of The Latino/Hispanic American Experience Leaders, Writers and Thinkers copyright 2012 by Arte Publico Historical Collections. All rights reserved.

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English

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pera0061

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PLEASANTON (Tex.)

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Sept. 24, 1946. [Handwritten – Date]
Honorable Board of Education,
Pleasanton Independent School District,
Pleasanton, Texas.

Gentlemen:

We are enclosing herewith an application signed by patrons of your School District. It speaks for itself. Their protest against the segregation of the Latin American children from the Anglo-American children up to and including the sixth grade seems to be well founded and very reasonable. We believe that the tendency of our school system should be to unite our citizenry rather than divide them among themselves. It is high time that the Anglo-American and the Latin-American people of Texas were knowing and understanding one another better. We are all Americans practically, and those who do not have American citizenship are good neighbors. However, if our schools persist in their endeavor to keep our children apart, we fail to see how we are going to bring about a better understanding between the two peoples. Would you be willing to cease to segregate them at least in the 4th, 5th and 6th grades?
May we hear from you?
Thanking you, we remain

Yours very truly,
Alonso S. Perales

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Perales, Alonso S., “To [Missing], Honorable Pleasanton Board of Education, Pleasanton, Independent School District, From Alonso S. Perales, Sept, 24, 1946.,” Recovering the US Hispanic Literary Heritage Digital Collections, accessed May 23, 2024, http://usldhrecovery.uh.edu/items/show/208.