ERIC Number: ED042839
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: N/A
Hearing Before the United States Commission on Civil Rights, San Antonio, Texas, December 9-14, 1968.
Commission on Civil Rights, Washington, DC.
The United States Commission on Civil Rights held hearings in San Antonio, Texas from December 9 to 14, 1968 under the authority of the Civil Rights Act of 1957. The purpose of the hearing was to collect information regarding the civil rights problems of Mexican Americans in the five Southwestern States. Of concern were the issues of education, employment, economic security, and the administration of justice as they affect Mexican Americans in Texas, Arizona, California, Colorado, and New Mexico. The hearing was designed to explore in one city, San Antonio, civil rights problems that are representative of problems elsewhere in the Nation. The hearing was divided into two parts after the opening session of December 9. There was an executive session, held on Dec. 9, and then a public session, lasting from Dec. 9 to December 14. The transcript of the hearings is illustrated by exhibits presented at the hearings. (JM)
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Equal Education, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Equal Protection, Mexican Americans, Social Discrimination, Spanish Americans
Superintendent of Documents, U. S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 ($5.50)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Commission on Civil Rights, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Arizona; California; Civil Rights Act 1957; Colorado; Commission On Civil Rights; New Mexico; Texas; United States (South)