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To Major General James L. Collins, Commanding Officer, From [Alonso S. Perales], Director General, The League of Loyal Americans, December 24, 1940.

Item

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Dublin Core

Title

To Major General James L. Collins, Commanding Officer, From [Alonso S. Perales], Director General, The League of Loyal Americans, December 24, 1940.

Subject

DISCRIMINATION against Mexican Americans
MILITARY Personnel
LETTERS
COLLINS, James L. (James Lawton), 1882-1963
PERALES, Alonso S., 1898-1960
ETHNIC discrimination
MEXICAN American Soldiers

Description

Letter to Major General James L. Collins from Alonso Perales, Director General of the League of Loyal Americans regarding the discrimination of U.S. soldiers of Mexican descent. The letter describes how two Mexican Americans, both in United States Army Uniforms are denied admittance to two barbershops located in San Antonio, Texas. Owners of both shops stated they can “deny service or admittance to whomever they please”. Alonso Perales also notes a barbershop in Harlandale Texas also denied service to a member of the Honduran Air Corps. Requests “remedial action from both national and international standpoints.”

Creator

[Perales, Alonso S.]

Source

Date

1940-12-24

Rights

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

Relation

Format

JPEG

Language

English

Type

Text

Identifier

pera0040

Coverage

SAN Antonio (Tex.)

Citation

[Perales, Alonso S.], “To Major General James L. Collins, Commanding Officer, From [Alonso S. Perales], Director General, The League of Loyal Americans, December 24, 1940.,” Recovering the US Hispanic Literary Heritage Digital Collections, accessed July 19, 2024, http://usldhrecovery.uh.edu/items/show/376.