Minerva Delgado et al vs. Bastrop ISD
In addition to the "Hernandez case" the other case in which Dr.
Garcia and the G. I. Forum played an instrumental role was the Delgado
case. The Delgado case is the landmark Mexican-American desegregation
case in Texas. Dr. Garcia once again assumed responsibility for raising
funds for the legal expenses related to the Minerva Delgado et al vs.
Bastrop ISD. These funds allowed unequivocal support of the twenty-one
parents, who were courageous in their opposition of "separate but equal"
state educational system. Unfortunately, even with the decision that
"permanently restrained and enjoined from segregation pupils of Mexican
or other Latin American descent" many school districts paid little or
not attention to the law.