The Inspiring Life of Texan Héctor P. García--A Book Talk by Cecilia García Akers

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The Inspiring Life of Texan Héctor P. García--A Book Talk by Cecilia García Akers

Venue: Whittall Pavilion, Jefferson Building, Library of Congress | 10 First Street, SE | Washington, D.C.

Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing.

The Veterans History Project at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress is pleased to collaborate with the Library’s Office of Equal Employment Opportunity & Diversity Programs and the Librarian’s Hispanic Initiative to host a book talk with Dr. Héctor P. García’s daughter, Cecilia García Akers, who will share her memories and discuss his legacy.

Recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Mexican-born American civil rights pioneer Dr. Héctor P. García is remembered as a father, physician, surgeon and tireless champion for equality, education and voting rights. In 1948, García, a World War II veteran, founded the American G.I. Forum, a group aimed at promoting veterans’ rights. His role in the American civil rights movement resulted in important victories in Texas and throughout the nation.

For event info, please contact Christy Chason at 202-707-4916 or ccha@loc.gov.

Request ADA accommodations five days in advance at: 202-707-6362 or ada@loc.gov.

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