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To Mr, W. J. Everitt, Superintendent of Schools, From L. A. Woods, State Superintendent, October 18, 1946.

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pera0056.jpg

Dublin Core

Title

To Mr, W. J. Everitt, Superintendent of Schools, From L. A. Woods, State Superintendent, October 18, 1946.

Subject

LETTERS
DISCRIMINATION against Latin Americans
DISCRIMINATION in education

Description

Letter from L. A. Woods to W. J. Everitt Superintendent of Schools in Pleasanton, TX stating that no discrimination be permitted among school children. All Latin American children under the law have a right to “good school rooms, good equipment, textbooks and uncrowded situations.”

Creator

Woods, L. A.

Source

Date

1946-10-18

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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JPEG

Language

English

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Text

Identifier

pera0056

Coverage

PLEASANTON (Tex.)

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Transcription

October 18, 1946
Mr. W. J. Everitt
Superintendent of Schools
Pleasanton, Texas

Dear Mr. Everitt;

Upon my return to the office here today I found your letter of October 12th awaiting my attention.

In reply, permit me to state that, as you already know, the law requires that no discrimination be permitted among the children. The Latin American children has as much right under the law to nice school rooms, good equipment, textbooks, and an uncrowded situation as the Anglo Americans. You should by no means permit a separation of those children after they pass the third grade. Up to the third grade, until they learn the language, separation is probably better; however, if the Latin American child is reared in a home where English is spoken, there is no reason for separation at all.

I trust that you will be able to work out this problem satisfactorily to all concerned. If we can be of any help to you, we shall be glad to do it.

Sincerely yours,
L.A. Woods
State Superintendent

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Citation

Woods, L. A., “To Mr, W. J. Everitt, Superintendent of Schools, From L. A. Woods, State Superintendent, October 18, 1946.,” Recovering the US Hispanic Literary Heritage Digital Collections, accessed May 28, 2024, http://usldhrecovery.uh.edu/items/show/213.