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Language: en
Pages: 146
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As a Mexican immigrant, Dr. Hector P. Garcia endured discrimination at every stage of his life. He attended segregated schools and was the only Mexican to graduate from the University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, in 1940. Garcia s passion for helping others pushed him to advocate for equal rights.
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Language: en
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Hector P. García
Language: en
Pages: 376
Authors: Ignacio M. García
Categories: Civil rights workers
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