In 1965, Dr. Garcia received Panama’s Orden de Vasco Nunez de Balboa award for his exemplary diplomatic work.
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) presented Dr. Garcia with a Political Education Award, acknowledging his “crusade for voters.”
Dr. Clotilde Garcia also received recognition for her promotion of civil and women’s rights. In 1984, she gave this speech when she was inducted into the Texas Women’s Hall of Fame.
In 1989, the University of Texas created this biographical video when it honored Dr. Garcia with its Distinguished Alumnus Award.
This mural, entitled Broken Barriers, honors Dr. Garcia’s life, legacy, and widespread impact.
Dr. Garcia received this commendation from Mexico for his distinguished service to the Mexican American community. Dr. Garcia also received the Aguila Azteca, the highest honor Mexico awards to foreigners.
Wanda Garcia shakes hands with Vice President Al Gore at a 1998 ceremony to reveal a U.S. Savings Bond honoring the late Dr. Garcia.
Throughout his life and after his death, Dr. Garcia received countless awards and honors that stand in testament to the change he brought about in Corpus Christi, in Texas, and beyond. From medals from foreign countries to schools named in his honor, these accolades acknowledge his role as one of the most effective civil rights leaders in American history.