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WWII veteran’s run-in with police led him to fight to change Houston institutions

Oct. 7, 2022

This story first appeared in the Texas Standard . An excerpt can be viewed below. To watch the full story, click here.

This story is part of a Hispanic Heritage Month collaboration with Voces Oral History Center based at UT-Austin’s Moody School of Communication.

In the 1940s, Latinos did not hold positions in Houston’s police and fire departments.