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The longoria affair
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Sixty years ago in Three Rivers, Texas the only funeral home in town refused to hold a wake for Felix Longoria, a decorated Mexican American soldier killed in. Sixty years ago in Three Rivers, Texas, the only funeral home in town refused to hold a wake for Felix Longoria, a decorated Mexican American soldier killed in battle during World War II. Had you heard of the Longoria case before? John J. Valadez on the Making of The Longoria. Felix Longoria was to be re-interred in the Longoria Cemetery after an investigation into the Longoria Affair, offered to.
The Longoria Affair. In Texas after World War II, a funeral home refuses to care for a dead Mexican American soldier's body “because the whites wouldn't like it.”. FELIX LONGORIA AFFAIR. The controversy surrounding the burial of Felix Longoria provided a successful case for the American G. I. Forumqv. The Longoria Affair would also propel John Kennedy to the White House, and lead President Johnson to sign the most important civil rights legislation of the.