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Felix Longoria"s wake

bereavement, racism, and the rise of Mexican American activism

by Patrick James Carroll

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Published by University of Texas Press in Austin .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Texas
    • Subjects:
    • Longoria, Felix -- Death and burial.,
    • Mexican Americans -- Texas -- Politics and government -- 20th century.,
    • Texas -- Ethnic relations -- History -- 20th century.,
    • Texas -- Politics and government -- 1951-

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. [253]-261) and index.

      StatementPatrick J. Carroll ; foreward by Jose É. Limoń.
      SeriesHistory, culture, and society series
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsF395.M5 C37 2003
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxviii, 270 p. :
      Number of Pages270
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3555412M
      ISBN 100292712464, 0292712499
      LC Control Number2002010968

      The book was very well put together and organized with documented evidence and interviews from important people. The "Texas Regulars," according to Carroll, wanted to find a way to embarrass Lyndon Johnson for his support of the Longorias. The Texas House of Representatives appointed a five-person committee to investigate the allegations of racism. It had nothing to do with race. Longoria, Carroll convincingly explains why the Longoria incident, though less severe than other acts of discrimination against Mexican Americans, ignited the activism of a whole range of interest groups from Argentina to Minneapolis.

      It had nothing to do with race. The drawing and pictures included in the text are very interesting and it is really cool to get to see. A pivotal moment, invisible The story is a simple one. The film fails in the standards of accuracy, impartiality, objectivity, and balance. And, so he very willing left, went to basic training for about six months and, I think, he came to visit one time. She wanted to have her husband back in the United States buried in his hometown of Three Rivers, Texas.

      The political slant is heavily weighted, taking almost half of the film. The director of the funeral home would not allow the use of the chapel because of alleged disturbances at previous Mexican American services and because "the whites would not like it. If I were going to rename it, I would name it after her instead of something controversial. And that was good feeling and I felt sad that a legend that was about to leave us on this earth. Carl Allsup Portrait of Pvt.


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Felix Longoria"s wake by Patrick James Carroll Download PDF Ebook

Felix's burial at Arlington reversed one glaring injustice, but, even for his family, it didn't provide all the answers. Independent Lens says it is only making it available in English online from Nov. Felix Longoria isn't mentioned anywhere.

Felix Longoria's Wake

Felix Longorias wake book controversy that followed polarized the town, and Three Rivers has been a byword for discrimination and intolerance in some quarters ever since. She went to the only funeral chapel in his hometown to make the arrangements for the burial and was denied because of Longoria being Mexican-American.

And the Anglo population itself was changing; the onset of irrigation farming had lured more Midwesterners to the region. Q: You did tell us about visiting Dr.

The incident fueled the rise of a national civil rights movement led by Mexican Felix Longorias wake book veterans, and bitterly divided Three Rivers for generations to come.

Mexican diplomats brought flowers in tribute from their country. Once he secured the promise from Doggett, Hernandez began to collect letters of support from family members, lawmakers and political organizations to bolster the cause. But Corpus Christi resident Santiago Hernandez is not Felix Longorias wake book away.

Vossen Responds for Independent Lens 1. The power of the funeral controversy surfaced at a recent City Council meeting - a tense, standing-room-only affair addressing a proposal to rename the post office after Longoria.

The filmmaker did not include a report that was written by an Army Department specialist sent by the American Graves Registration Division. His story is not mentioned in any of the schools. Forum, with Garcia as its leader, became a leading Mexican-American civil rights organization. Johnson offered to bury Longoria at Arlington National Cemetery, home to the military's heroes and luminaries, where he eventually was laid to rest February 16, She continued to try and was turned down each time even Dr.

I'm not there for a popularity contest or anything else. Q: How did things change for you after this incident? Relatives say, however, that she was well-aware of what the incident accomplished.

Longoria's sister stepped outside the building and wept. These are all well considered scholars, not activists or partisans. This book is put together with documented evidence and interviews with key figures.

Garcia a national civil rights leader, boosted the political career of Lyndon B. But many Anglo residents are angered by the idea.The wake and burial of Felix Longoria, fallen World War II soldier, occasioned a media frenzy. Dr. Hector P.

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Felix Longoria's Wake: Bereavement, Racism, and the Rise of Mexican American Activism. In this Book. Private First Class Felix Longoria earned a Bronze Service Star, a Purple Heart, a Good Conduct Medal, and a Combat Infantryman’s badge for service in the Philippines during World War II.

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