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Aims and Purposes of the League of Latin American Citizens.
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Aims and Purposes of the League of Latin American Citizens.. [approximately 1927]. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. December 13, 2017. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/perales/item/72.

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([approximately 1927]). Aims and Purposes of the League of Latin American Citizens.. Selections from the Alonso S. Perales Papers. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/perales/item/72

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Title Aims and Purposes of the League of Latin American Citizens.
Date [approximately 1927]
Description Corrected typescript, headed "Aims and Purposes of the League of Latin American Citizens," ca. 1927.
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Mexican Americans
Subject.Topical (AAT)
  • activists
Genre (AAT)
  • typescripts
Language English
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  • Text
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Original Item Location ID 2010-002, Box 3, Folder 35
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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Transcript Jkt (A •.AIMS AND PURPOSES f*u . - °f the LEAGUE OF AMERICAN CITIZENS 1. To develop within the members of our race, the best, purest and most perfect type of a true and loyal citizen of these United States of America. 2. To destroy and eradicate from our body politic all attempts and tendencies to discriminate between our fellow citizens on account of race, or on account of religion or social position, as contrary to the true spirit of a democracy, and repugnant to our constitution and laws. 5. To use all lawful means at our command to see that every citizen in our country shall have equal rights; shall be extended an equal protection by the law of the land, and shall enjoy equal opportunities and privileges. 4. The acquisition of the English langu filejwhich is the official language of our country^ being necessary to th£ full enjoyment of our rights and privileges,Ane declare it to be the official language of this organization and pledge ourselves to learn it, to speak it, and to teach it to our children. 5. To appose any radical or violent demonstration that tends to create conflicts and disturb the peace of our country. encourage 6. To -staple** the establishment of educational institutions for American citizens of latin descent,and to support those already in existence. ^4zz<^~ 7. The League ofa American Citizens off Latin-Descent is not a political club; however, as conscientious citizens, we shall exercise our right of suffrage in local, state and national elections, and in doing so we shall ever *e-ar-4«-«±**d-> place the general welfare above that of any particular individual. And we hereby declare toart once for all that we shall most emphatically <ftft3fi3?£ decline to coitract any personal obligation that is not in harmony with these principles. 8. We shall support and vote for candidates for public office fcho show by their attitude and conduct, respect and consideration for our people. 9. We shall choose as our leaders those among us who by virtue of their culture and integrity, are capable of guiding and leading us correctly.
Conference In Defense of My People: Alonso S. Perales and the Development of Mexican American Public Intellectuals