Letter exchange between William P. Clements and State Representative Clay Smothers regarding the declaration of Juneteenth as a state holiday, June 1979
Letter exchange between Texas representative Clay Smothers, a Black Texas Democrat, and Governor William P. Clements, Jr., June 1979. Smothers argues against the establishment of Juneteenth as a state holiday until Black communities themselves improve their social conditions. Clements responds with enthusiastic agreement.
Smothers, ClayClements, William P., 1917-2011
"Texas Governor Term 1, 1979-1982"
Texas A&M University
Cushing Memorial Library and Archives
Administrative Division | 1st term
Texas State library and archives commission
Clements Texas Papers