Theses and Dissertations - UTRGV

Date of Award

12-2016

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Department

History

First Advisor

Dr. Michael Faubion

Second Advisor

Dr. Charles Waite

Third Advisor

Dr. Irving W. Levinson

Abstract

This thesis looks at how the Felix Longoria Affair propelled Hector P. Garcia, Lyndon B. Johnson and the American G.I. Forum into the national limelight, while also leaving the Longorias, Three Rivers and Texas in a state of disrepair. The affair in general helped expose injustices that were occurring to Mexicans American in Texas at the time, but left the family, Three Rivers and Texas in a battle over the legacy of how each would be seen in the annals of history.

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Copyright 2016 Cristobal A. Carrizales. All Rights Reserved.

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