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Letter from Jack Danciger to Alonso S. Perales
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Letter from Jack Danciger to Alonso S. Perales. June 6, 1944. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. October 24, 2017. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/perales/item/66.

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(June 6, 1944). Letter from Jack Danciger to Alonso S. Perales. Selections from the Alonso S. Perales Papers. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/perales/item/66

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Title Letter from Jack Danciger to Alonso S. Perales
Creator (Local)
  • Danciger, Jack, 1877-1966
Place of Creation (TGN)
  • Fort Worth, Texas
Date June 6, 1944
Description Typewritten letter signed by Jack Danciger, dated Fort Worth, Texas, June 6, 1944, on his personal letterhead stationery, to Alonso S. Perales. Having read an anti-discrimination article by Perales in La Prensa, the Texas businessman and philanthropist wishes to “publicly apologize to all Latin-Americans for the insults, humiliations, indignities and uncalled for discriminations heaped upon them in Texas, in direct violation of H.C.R. 105, passed by our last…Legislature.”
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Mexican Americans
Subject.Topical (AAT)
  • activists
Subject.Name (LCNAF)
  • Perales, Alonso S., 1898-1960
Subject.Name (Local)
  • Danciger, Jack, 1877-1966
Subject.Geographic (TGN)
  • Fort Worth, Texas
  • San Antonio, Texas
Genre (AAT)
  • letters (correspondence)
Language English
Physical Description 1 page typed letter
Type (DCMI)
  • Text
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  • image/jpeg
Original Item Location ID 2010-002, Box 4, Folder 49
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
Repository URL http://info.lib.uh.edu/about/campus-libraries-collections/special-collections
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Transcript Jack Danciger Fort Worth ,Texas June b, 1944 Lie. Alfonso b. Perales San Antonio, Texas Dear Mr. Perales: I have read with great interest and much sadness and shame, your lengthy article in La Prensa of June 4th, entitled. "Mexicans Shall Defend Themselves Against Discriminations in Texas.n I am in thorough accord with the statements you make. It is a sad commentary on the decency and respectability of Texans when a brilliant Mexican Attorney such as you are, finds it necessary to write such an article pointing your finger of f,I accuse" at so many unthinking Morons in Texas who parade as Americans. I do not blame the Mexicans in refusing to work, and who leave any county in Texas where the Sheriff, Peace Officers and Citizens permit abuse, indignities, humiliations and discriminations against your race - for they cannot do otherwise ana hold their self respect. They do not have to stand for such insult and degradation in this day and age, and I hope they will all follow your advice and leadership, ana insist on being treated as human beings. As an American Citizen, I now wish to publicly apologize to all Latin- Americans for the insults, humiliations, indignaties and uncalled for discriminations heaped upon them in Texas, in direct violation of H.C.H. 105, passed by our last Texas Legislature, and the solemn Proclamation of our great Governor Coke Stevenson, prohibiting such illegal acts. Since you have appealed to President Hoosevelt, I hope he will order our Department of Justice to prosecute all those guilty of discriminations against Latin-Americans. Sincerely yours, JD:g
Conference In Defense of My People: Alonso S. Perales and the Development of Mexican American Public Intellectuals