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The Unique Story of the San Felipe school district, of Del Rio school district, Salvatierra v. Del Rio ISD and subsequent Texas desegregation litigation   

In our February 2021 edition of IberoAztlan, Dr. Blandina Cardenas alluded to her public education at San Felipe ISD. In 1971, San Felipe would be forced to merge with Del Rio ISD in one of the many cases litigated under the U.S. v. Texas desegregation cases.  Dr. Cardenas also briefly referred to the 1930 Salvatierra …

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The Pharr-Police Riot of 1971

Fading Memories and Photographs In February, 1971, violations of a person’s civil rights could have been redressed through a federal cause of action now popularly referred to as a “section 1983 cause of action”.[1]  But Manuel Mata was not aware of his rights when a City of Pharr, Texas police officer gave him a beating …

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