Houston in Harris County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
League of United Latin American Citizens, Council 60
On February 17, 1929, representatives from three organizations met in Corpus Christi to merge and form the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC). The new group sought to unify statewide efforts to challenge racism and inequities toward Texas' Hispanic residents, while also promoting patriotism, education and equality.
Although needing only ten members to charter a new council, more than 20 Houston men met in 1934 at a filling station and bookstore at 74th and Navigation to form LULAC Council 60, of Magnolia Park. The group immediately set out to eradicate local prejudice and discrimination, and adopted the national organization's primary goals: improving education, employment and civil rights. Many of their early efforts were combined with the Latin American Club of Harris County, with which they merged in 1939 to become simply LULAC Council 60 of Houston. Local work included securing jobs for Mexican Americans in wartime industries; similar efforts later opened the door to Mexican Americans in the city's police and fire departments.
The initially all-male Council 60 organized the LULAC Women Council
Erected 2004 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 13296.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Civil Rights • Hispanic Americans. A significant historical date for this entry is February 17, 1929.
Location. 29° 44.75′ N, 95° 22.887′ W. Marker is in Houston, Texas, in Harris County. Marker is at the intersection of Bagby Street and Anita Street, on the right when traveling south on Bagby Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3004 Bagby Street, Houston TX 77006, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Courtlandt Place (approx. 0.2 miles away); James L. Autry House (approx. 0.2 miles away); DePelchin Faith Home (approx. ¼ mile away); The Sheridan Apartments (approx. 0.4 miles away); Houston Fire Station No. 7 (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Waldo Mansion (approx. 0.4 miles away); Trinity Episcopal Church (approx. half a mile away); Twentieth Century Development of Freedman's Town (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Houston.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. League of United Latin Citizens (LULAC)
Also see . . .
1. LULAC Website. (Submitted on September 18, 2012, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.)
2. LULAC in Wikipedia. (Submitted on September 18, 2012, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.)
3. LULAC in the Handbook of Texas. (Submitted on September 18, 2012, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.)
Credits. This page was last revised on August 27, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 18, 2012, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. This page has been viewed 595 times since then and 9 times this year. Last updated on July 10, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 18, 2012, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.