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Letter from Mauro Machado to Alonso S. Perales
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Machado, Mauro. Letter from Mauro Machado to Alonso S. Perales - Page 1. December 19, 1926. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. October 24, 2017. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/perales/item/39/show/37.

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Machado, Mauro. (December 19, 1926). Letter from Mauro Machado to Alonso S. Perales - Page 1. Selections from the Alonso S. Perales Papers. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/perales/item/39/show/37

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Title Letter from Mauro Machado to Alonso S. Perales
Creator (LCNAF)
  • Machado, Mauro
Place of Creation (TGN)
  • San Antonio, Texas
Date December 19, 1926
Description Typewritten letter signed by Mauro Machado, dated San Antonio, Texas, December 19, 1926, to Alonso S. Perales in Washington, D.C. , discussing the importance of helping their Mexican American brothers and the need for those with training to help them unite in order to address many injustices. A League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) organizer, Machado became the organization’s fifth president.
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Mexican Americans
Subject.Topical (AAT)
  • activists
Subject.Topical (Local)
  • League of United Latin American Citizens
Subject.Name (LCNAF)
  • Perales, Alonso S., 1898-1960
  • Machado, Mauro
Subject.Geographic (TGN)
  • San Antonio, Texas
  • Washington (D.C.)
Genre (AAT)
  • letters (correspondence)
Language English
Physical Description 2 page typed letter
Type (DCMI)
  • Text
Original Item Location ID 2010-002, Box 4, Folder 29
Original Collection Alonso S. Perales Papers
Original Collection URL http://archon.lib.uh.edu/index.php?p=collections/controlcard&id=436
Digital Collection Selections from the Alonso S. Perales Papers
Digital Collection URL http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/perales
Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
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File Name index.cpd
Conference In Defense of My People: Alonso S. Perales and the Development of Mexican American Public Intellectuals
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Transcript ; 130 Soledad St San Antonio Texas Dec. 19th. 1926. Mr Alonso S.Perales Washington D.C. Esteemed Friend:- As a bolt from a clear sky,your letter came as a big surprise to me, nevertheless I knew that you wouldnt forget me,and that at your first opportunity you would drop me a line, and tell me your whereabouts. Am very glad to hear you1re in good health and once more back in the States; also to learn that you had a very successful trip. The local papers kept your name in the limelight very often, and believe me this "buckskin" certainly rejoiced to hear of^/good work,especially when you are of my own race. I envy you Mr Perales, I wish that I would have had the sufficient 'will powerf to have obeyed my fathers deiires and had continued by studies,so I could have had the necessary training to help my beloved people. But my desire to help our mother-country regain its liberty,from the yoke of Porfirio Diaz, the preachings of the "Liberator" (Madero) made my blood boil to a point that I ran away from school,and became an insurrecto,in the wilderness of Chihuahua pardon me for changing the object of this letter. 13* My desires to help my oppresed brothers in these United States,make me become a dreamer of dreams; yes Sir, impossible dreams.... Ignorant as I am,T will carry-on until the Mexican-Americans are treated like brothers, not like (Step- Sons) If my ancestors were treated like some of us "greasers" no wonder they remained loyal to the Confederacy until death. Just a few weeks ago five members of our race were taken out by so-called peace officers,handcuffed and mena- cled, and shot down,murdered in cold blood,they were given that famous law of Diaz'(La ley fuga) killed because they tried to escape, and among the victims an aged man whose liead was covered by the snow of long years of toil, and his two sons both married and with a numerous family: and the assasins were no-billed by a jury (of cowards ? ) Oh we need men like you,that have training enough to help ufi unite,and together help our people be themselves,to show our northen brothers that we are loyal Americans but want to be treated as such; why they hate us is not clear,but in time of war, yes we are 100% Americans, now we are not outlaws^we only