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Gonzales Report [Voter Participation; Poll Tax; Guantanamo Bay; Latin America]
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Identifier: e_hbg_0084
Title: Gonzales Report [Voter Participation; Poll Tax; Guantanamo Bay; Latin America]
Description: Weekly public address from Congressman Henry B. Gonzalez to his constituents in Bexar County, Texas. In this program, Gonzalez gives an accounting of his costs in communicating with voters through films, radio programs and newsletters, estimating that he spent 46% of his 1963 income. He estimates the cost of television and radio as $6,600, and says that less than half of that was paid for by a July 3rd, 1963 fundraising supper. He then urges voters to buy their poll tax, pointing out his opposition to the practice, but also the importance of voter participation. Mentions recently making his third visit to the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base, and showing pictures on the following week’s program. Emphasizes importance of the trips he’s making with the statement, "Latin America is in a state of ferment. There are ominous as well as hopeful signs for us in the United States." Has opening with Gonzales climbing the steps of the U.S. Capitol Building while the sounds of the Bells of Congress are heard. Black and white picture with sound.
City: Washington (D.C.)
Country: United States
Date: 1964/01/09
Creator: Gonzalez, Henry B.
Source: Gonzalez (Henry B.) Collection
Publisher: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History
Box: 2004-127/335
Folder: 19
Format: Film negative
Size: 16mm
Duration: 14 minutes, 59 seconds