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Affidavit sworn by Roberto Canales to Alonso S. Perales

Item

pera0097.jpg

Dublin Core

Title

Affidavit sworn by Roberto Canales to Alonso S. Perales

Subject

AFFIDAVITS
DISCRIMINATION
DISCRIMINATION against Mexican Americans
VETERAN
RACE discrimination - restaurants
RACE discrimination - public establishments
MILITARY
MILITARY Personnel

Description

Affidavit sworn by Roberto Canales to Alonso S. Perales. that says the owner of Uvalde's Hanger VII Grill told Roberto and Andres Canales that his Anglo American clientele did not approve of him serving Mexicans, so he cannot serve them in his restaurant.

Creator

Canales, Roberto

Source

Perales, Alonso S. Are We Good Neighbors? 1948. EBSCO Arte Público Hispanic Historical Collection: Series 2

Date

1946-12-11

Contributor

Perales, Alonso S.

Rights

Arte Publico Press

Relation

Gauthereau, Lorena. "Are We Good Neighbors?: Mapping Discrimination Against Mexican Americans in 1940s Texas." https://arcg.is/1C1bbv.

Format

JPEG

Language

English

Type

Text

Identifier

pera0097

Coverage

UVALDE (Tex.)
SAN Antonio (Tex.)

Scripto

Transcription

THE STATE OF TEXAS
COUNTY OF BEXAR

BEFORE ME, the undersigned authority in and for said County, State of Texas, this day personally came and appeared Roberto Canales to me well known, and who, after being by me duly sworn, did depose and say:

My name is Roberto Canales, I am a native born citizen of the United States, 23 years of age and reside at 115 Alazan Street, in San Antonio, Texas. I am a veteran of World War II.

On Tuesday, December 10, about 5:30 P.M., my brother Andres Canales and I went into the Hanger VII Grill, at Uvalde, Texas, and we sat at a table. A man who appeared to be the owner came to us and asked us where we were from and whether we were Mexicans. We told him that we were from San Antonio, Texas, and that we were of Mexican descent. He then said that he was from San Antonio, Texas, also and had been reared among Mexicans, but that the Anglo-American people of Uvalde did not approve of his serving Mexicans in his restaurant. I told him that I was a veteran of World War II and that I had served overseas fighting for my country, and that it was rather disappointing to see now that it did not help me any when it comes to escaping humiliations just because I happen to be of Mexican extraction. He replied that he, too, had been a soldier, but that he could not do anything about it.

I served three and one half years in the United States Army, one year of which I spent overseas.

Further affiant sayeth not.
[signed] Roberto Canales

Sworn and subscribed before me, this the 11th day of December, A.D. 1946.

[signed] Alonso S. Perales
Notary Public, Bexar County, Texas

Text Item Type Metadata

Original Format

paper

Citation

Canales, Roberto , “Affidavit sworn by Roberto Canales to Alonso S. Perales,” Recovering the US Hispanic Literary Heritage Digital Collections, accessed May 28, 2024, http://usldhrecovery.uh.edu/items/show/6.