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To Rev. James R. Cassidy, O.M.I, Chaplain, Catholic War Veterans, From Alonso S. Perales, March 7, 1947

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To Rev. James R. Cassidy, O.M.I, Chaplain, Catholic War Veterans, From Alonso S. Perales, March 7, 1947

Subject

DISCRIMINATION against Mexican Americans
LETTERS
CATHOLIC War Veterans of the United States of America, Inc.
SAN Fernando Cathedral (San Antonio, Tex.)
PERALES, Alonso S., 1898-1960
AFFIDAVITS
PUBLISH-a-book
KNIGHTS of Columbus

Description

Letter to Reverend James R. Cassidy O.M.I Chaplain, Catholic War Veterans from Alonso S. Perales discussing the discrimination which had been taking place in the Rio Grande Valley. He encloses some opinions to help I Reverend Cassidy in convincing those who do not recognize Mexicans (us) as whites. Mr. Perales writes that he will published a book in English containing approximately 100 affidavits of concrete cases of discrimination.

Creator

Perales, Alonso S.

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Date

1947-03-07

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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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WESLACO (Tex.)
RIO Grande Valley (Colo.-Mexico and Tex.)

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Transcription

March 7, 1947.

Rev. James R. Cassidy, O.M.I.
Chaplain Catholic War Veterans,
P.O. Box 416,
Weslaco, Texas.

Dear Father Cassidy:

Thanks for your letter of Feb. 24th, which I would have answered much sooner had I not been so busy.

I am very sorry to know that much discrimination hasshown itself in the Rio Grande Valley during the past weeks. I am enclosing some opinions which may be of assistance to you in convincing those who do not want to recognize us as whites.

I am a member of the Catholic War Veterans Post of San Fernando Cathedral, this city, and Name Society of San Fernando Cathedral, and this month I shall join the Knights of Columbus.

I intend to publish very soon the facts about discrimination against persons of Mexican descent in Texas. It will be a book published in English. It will contain about 100 affidavits on concrete cases.

Please feel free to c all upon me at any time. I am interested in this and any other problems that affects the progress and welfare of my people.

With warmest personal regards and best wishes, I am

Yours in Faith.

Alonso S. Perales.

Citation

Perales, Alonso S., “To Rev. James R. Cassidy, O.M.I, Chaplain, Catholic War Veterans, From Alonso S. Perales, March 7, 1947,” Recovering the US Hispanic Literary Heritage Digital Collections, accessed April 19, 2024, http://usldhrecovery.uh.edu/items/show/271.