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Letter for the press entitled "My Projects for the Immediate Future" by Alonso S. Perales
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Perales, Alonso S., 1898-1960;. Letter for the press entitled "My Projects for the Immediate Future" by Alonso S. Perales. June 29, 1927. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. September 23, 2017. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/perales/item/75.

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Perales, Alonso S., 1898-1960;. (June 29, 1927). Letter for the press entitled "My Projects for the Immediate Future" by 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/75

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Perales, Alonso S., 1898-1960;, Letter for the press entitled "My Projects for the Immediate Future" by Alonso S. Perales, June 29, 1927, Selections from the Alonso S. Perales Papers, Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries, accessed September 23, 2017, http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/perales/item/75.

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Title Letter for the press entitled "My Projects for the Immediate Future" by Alonso S. Perales
Creator (LCNAF)
  • Perales, Alonso S., 1898-1960
Place of Creation (TGN)
  • Rio Grande City, Texas
Date June 29, 1927
Description Typescript carbon copy, in Spanish, signed by Alonso S. Perales, dated Rio Grande City, Texas, June 29, 1927, titled "My Projects for the Immediate Future." Perales discussed practicing law and holding “pro-race” conferences that will begin to unite American citizens of Mexican origin.
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Mexican Americans
Subject.Topical (AAT)
  • activists
Subject.Name (LCNAF)
  • Perales, Alonso S., 1898-1960
Subject.Geographic (TGN)
  • Rio Grande City, Texas
Genre (AAT)
  • letters (correspondence)
Language Spanish
Physical Description 1 page typed letter
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  • Text
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Original Item Location ID 2010-002, Box 5, Folder 17, Item 5
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
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Transcript / \ ) i f / Hio ^irapde Siirty, Texas* , / J .funic \t$ de 192? ♦ » Dato % la | ran**, frltff PrftYft6toii..ynrip #1 fntiHrn Lamfv.ril rftflu Pi enso aedioarme al ejereicio 4* ii prof e^iiiti en el Valle o el Rio 8ran4a y-tener mis'buffeted de abofapfa esisklecidos en McAllen y Rio Grande City para el $ia IS de ijmlio del present* alio a ' 4s i ard mr. nbie^n pienso oustentar al^uiias oonferenoias pro~ra:*a en itimpo no lejano, a la vez que dar los p&sos preliminares para la foraiacionfen #1 Valle primero y despu^s en o far as poblaciones de fexas, de una fuerie entidad da ciudadanos americanos de origen mexicano euyo exclusive objeto Sera labor * sinceramente •»• p^o del mejoramiento inteleotuai, #c#n<£mic% social y politico de los mexloo-amerioii^os mn lo particular y de^a ri?* mexicana en general. El exito da dich« brgani acion dependant esenoialmente de ia/Cla&e de liderete ue la ©neabeeesa* S#e# Por consignlents, esos lldeir*s. deben reiiair las #iguiettte$ ouali ades: deben air, honorables* a&tiwaa, valient** a inteligentes. Deban ear honorable a para q;ue mo engaSen $1 ax lotaja a nuestsa dsHiohada rasa.'an Texas; .leben ear aetivos a fin de que nueatro pragraso $ati*ral sea rapid*; deban mr valient** para qtta no tisfiasi pedir justicia cuando sus daraaha* co io ciudadanos de las eetados unido* da am&rica r>ean violados; y debaa ser intellgantei pfira qjtti pas bien rijaa nuestros destines como ci xd&dano* y eorao ra&*#. fengo la firme convicc|m da qtt* nuestra rasa cuenta aw fe*tt3 eon un gra numero da Xx dare a que raunan eaaa cuaHdades y el dia no esta; lej&no en que la or^ani^aeidn da los maxico- aaericanoE sara'tif* hae&o;' yr.?Ha#ta cm as* orgaiu^acicm cstara ##^«a4«-^#* fundada aobre uija baaa sclida ana activia ades ¥*» pro-r&Eft en T^xas Bmrm *6r^ad-*» h#t un elitito oompleta* (^y'C^ L>$^
Conference In Defense of My People: Alonso S. Perales and the Development of Mexican American Public Intellectuals
Translation Data for the press: My projects for the immediate future. I intent to dedicate myself to exercising my profession in the lower valley of the Rio Grande and have my law offices established in McAllen and Rio Grande City by July 15 of the current year at the latest. I also intend to sustain some conferences pro-race in time not distant, at the same time take the preliminary steps for the formation, in the Valley first and then in other populations of Texas, of a strong entity of American citizens of Mexican origin whose exclusive objective would be sincerely labor in pro of the improvement of the intellectual, economic, social and political of the Mexican Americans in general. The success of said organization will essentially depend on the type of leaders that will lead them. Therefore, these leaders will have to reunite the following qualities: they must be honorable, active, brave and intelligent. They must be honorable so that they will not fool or exploit our unhappy race in Texas; they must be active so that our general progress will be fast; they must be brave so that they will not fear asking for justice when their rights as citizens in the united states of America have been violated; and they must be intelligent so that better govern our destinations as citizens and as a race. I have the firm conviction that our race counts in Texas with a great number of leaders that unite those qualities and the day is not far in which the organization of the Mexican Americans will be a fact; and, given that this organization will be founded over a solid base, their pro-race activities in Texas will be crowned for a complete success.