Proposed Statement to Mexican Americans, dated 1972

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Proposed Statement to Mexican Americans, dated 1972


A 1972 outline of a proposed speech in which Tower would describe his plans to facilitate greater equality for Mexican-Americans in Texas. Tower would argue for the necessity of bilingual education, increased affirmative action legislation, and the governmental support of organizations such as the League of United Latin American Citizens. Of particular note in this document is the visibility of the revision process. Several versions of the speech are included, each annotated by Tower's speechwriting staff.


John G. Tower


Special Collections, Smith Library Center, Southwestern University


Tower Statement to Mexican-Americans.pdf


John G. Tower, “Proposed Statement to Mexican Americans, dated 1972,” Digital Texas Heritage Resource Center , accessed June 1, 2020,

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