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Kenedy Mexican School
Kenedy, Texas

Kenedy TX Mexican School, Class 1935-37
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Courtesy Maria Grijalva

"In the 1920s there was a school built for the Mexican or Hispanic children in Kenedy. This is a picture of my moms class in and around 1935 to 1937. My mother, Evelina Salinas, would have been anywhere from 10 - 12 yrs of age. Soon after that mom, like many in the area at that time, was kept out of school due to TB. It was prominent back then.

I show this photo to my nieces and nephews and it just amazes them that there was segregation. Weve come a long way, in some ways. In others, were still learning. " - Maria Grijalva, December 13, 2012

Evelina Salinas
Evelina Salinas
Close up of above photo
"The Kenedy Independent School District was organized in 1894 with sixty-eight pupils. In 1908 a three-story school building was erected. In 1920 a $65,000 high school was built. A Mexican school was built in 1929 and had five teachers; a school for black children was built in 1931. A new high school was built in 1958, a junior high school in 1968, and an elementary school in 1984." - From:
http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hgk05

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