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Exhibit Honors Houston’s WWII Latino Veterans

September marks 70 years since the formal end of World War II. Latinos were among the thousands who enlisted, but historians say that despite their service, they were still treated as second-class citizens in Houston and around the country. A new exhibit at the Houston Public Library is using photographs, documents and oral histories to […]

Photo: Michael Hagerty, Houston Public Media

September marks 70 years since the formal end of World War II. Latinos were among the thousands who enlisted, but historians say that despite their service, they were still treated as second-class citizens in Houston and around the country.

A new exhibit at the Houston Public Library is using photographs, documents and oral histories to tell the stories of the Latinos who served in the Second World War.

Houston Matters’ Maggie Martin visited the exhibit with Mika Selley, the Hispanic Collections Archivist for the library.

Remembering World War Two: Houston’s Latino Veterans will be on display at the library’s Julia Ideson Building until Nov. 14.

(Above: The Houston Public Library’s Julia Ideson Building. Photo: Michael Hagerty, Houston Public Media)

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