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Letter from Henry Leyvas to Alice McGrath
Henry sent Alice this note the day after being sentenced to life in prison -- a conviction that would later be overturned on appeal.

Letter from one of the Sleepy Lagoon boys to Jaime [...]

Letter from Henry Leyvas to Alice McGrath
May 3, 1943

Letter from Manuel Reyes to Alice McGrath
July 12, 1943

Letter from Alice McGrath to Manuel Reyes
August 14, 1944

Letter from Manuel Reyes to Alice McGrath
April 28, 1943

Letter from Chepe Ruiz to Alice McGrath
December 27, 1943

Letter from Chepe Ruiz to Alice McGrath
May 18, 1944

Letter from Chepe Ruiz to Alice McGrath
June 26, 1943

Letter from Ysmael "Smiles" Parra to Alice McGrath
March 12, 1944

Letter from Ysmael "Smiles" Parra to Jaime [...]

Letter from Henry Ynostroza to Alice McGrath
July 22 1943

Letter from Chet Huntley (CBS) to Sleepy Lagoon Defense Committee
July 25, 1944

Newsweek
June 21, 1943

Letter from Orson Welles to California Parole Board
March 1, 1944

Letter from Youth Committee for the Defense of Mexican American Youth to Vice President Henry A. Wallace



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