John James Herrera

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Birthday
12, 1910
Birthplace
Louisiana
Death Date
Oct 12, 1986 (76)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
12, 1910
Birthplace
Louisiana
Death Date
Oct 12, 1986 (76)

About

Attorney, Mexican-American civil rights leader, and activist. He was a member of the legal team that worked on the famous Minerva Delgado Texas school discrimination case.

Before Fame

He was involved in the fight to end employment discrimination against Mexican-Americans in Houston shipyards.

Trivia

He was the child of Juan Jose Herrera and Antonia Jimenez. On his father's side, he was descended from natives of the Canary Islands.

Family Life

He married Olivia Cisneros; together, they had six children. After divorcing Cisneros, he wed Carmen Luisa Garcia, with whom he had another son.

Associated With

He introduced President John F. Kennedy when Kennedy spoke at a League of United Latin American Citizens assembly on the day before his assassination.

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