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Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission


Texas Upstander: The Life of Héctor P. García

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Calendar   Workshops
Location Zoom
Date Thu, Sep 17, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Duration   1h

Dr. Héctor P. García was a true Texas Upstander. Born in Mexico in 1914, García grew up in the Rio Grande Valley, earned his medical degree, and served in the U.S. Army during World War II before settling in Corpus Christi. He led a life committed to social reform, offering low- and no-cost treatment to impoverished patients, setting up the American GI Forum to advocate for equal services for Mexican American veterans, and fighting for equality in education. Join the Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum to learn about Héctor P. García’s incredible legacy from Cecilia García Akers, his daughter and author of The Inspiring Life of Texan Héctor P. García.

This program is part of the Museum's Permanent Exhibition Highlight Series. Space is limited! Please register for one ticket per device used.

About Cecilia García Akers
Cecilia García Akers is a physical therapist and the daughter of Dr. Héctor P. and Wanda F. García. She is the founding member of the Dr. Héctor P. García Memorial Foundation and serves as its board president. Akers published her first book, The Inspiring Life of Texan Héctor P. García, in 2016. She is married to Jimmy Akers and resides in San Antonio, Texas, where she is in private practice specializing in Geriatric Orthopedics and Neuromuscular Rehabilitation.

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