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Dr. Garcia was instrumental in organizing Viva Kennedy clubs that supported the candidacy of John F. Kennedy. He later led Viva Johnson clubs that backed Lyndon B. Johnson in 1964.

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This mural, entitled Broken Barriers, honors Dr. Garcia’s life, legacy, and widespread impact.

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The AGIF provided crucial support for a 1954 Supreme Court case, Hernandez v. Texas, which struck down legislation that prevented Mexican Americans from serving on grand juries. The attorneys in the case are shown here.

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In 1972, Dr. Garcia was arrested after he refused to vacate a school where he was staging a sit-in to protest segregation.

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The AGIF expanded to California in 1956. Here, members gather in Los Angeles for the 11th annual AGIF convention.

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In 1957, a Colorado AGIF chapter peacefully resolved a racist incident when it held a ceremony to reconcile with the offending organization. The incident epitomized the AGIF’s thoughtful approach to conflict.

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AGIF members present a check to the family of Guadalupe Vera. Direct support was one of many ways AGIF chapters aided the poor in their communities.

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In this video clip, Dr. Garcia visits and documents the conditions in one of Texas’ colonias.

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This AGIF flyer alerts Mexican Americans to the 1949 Texas poll tax deadline.

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This AGIF flyer advertises a rally to address the fact that over 110,000 Latino children in Texas were not enrolled in school.
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