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Héctor Pérez García: 1914-1996: Physician, Civil Rights Advocate Biography

Gained Education And Army Experience, Fought For Civil Rights With Gi Forum, Generosity Mixed With Impatience

Héctor Pérez García: 1914-1996: Physician, civil rights advocate.




Héctor Pérez García led the fight for civil rights for Mexican Americans for nearly 50 years. As the founder of the GI Forum, García became an advocate for the medical rights of Hispanic veterans during the years following World War II. His focus soon broadened to encompass larger issues of discrimination, including housing, education, jobs, and health care. He was a legendary civil rights advocate, advisor to presidents, and a hero to many Hispanics, especially in South Texas.

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