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“Latin-American Hero Faces Charges in Brawl at Café,” 1945.

This 1945 Armadillo Daily News article recounts the charges of assault and battery filed against Medal of Honor recipient Macario García following a disturbance in a Richmond, Texas, café. García, a recently naturalized American citizen, was denied service because of his Mexican heritage, resulting in a physical confrontation with the café owner. The incident contributed to the national dialogue concerning discrimination Latino Americans faced in the U.S.

“Latin-American Hero Faces Charges in Brawl at Café,” Amarillo Daily News, September 25, 1945. United Press International.