To Major General James L. Collins, Commanding Officer, From [Alonso S. Perales], Director General, The League of Loyal Americans, December 24, 1940.
DISCRIMINATION against Mexican Americans
COLLINS, James L. (James Lawton), 1882-1963
PERALES, Alonso S., 1898-1960
MEXICAN American Soldiers
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.”
[Perales, Alonso S.]
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