Hernandez at 70

The Hispanic Issues Section is celebrating the 70th anniversary of the seminal Supreme Court case Hernandez v. Texas, 347 U.S. 475 (1954), which ended Texas’ practice of systematically excluding Mexican Americans from juries and held that Mexican Americans were entitled to protection under the Fourteenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.  

Press Release

Click here to see our press release regarding our commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the Hernandez v. Texas decision.


The Hispanic Issues Section recently held an event celebrating the 70th anniversary of Hernandez v. Texas at St. Mary’s University School of Law in conjunction with several other organizations.

Click here to access the PowerPoint presentation and other materials from the event, and from other recent CLE events hosted by the Hispanic Issues Section. 

The Hispanic Issues Section also expects to provide additional Hernandez v. Texas related programming at this year’s State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting in Dallas.

Additional Sources

Court Records/Contemporary and Primary Sources


  • “Colored men” and “hombres aquí”: Hernandez v. Texas and the Emergence of Mexican-American Lawyering. Olivas, Michael A., ed. (2006). Houston, TX: Arte Público Press.
  • Hernandez v. Texas at Fifty, University of Houston Law Center and Arte Publico Press Conference.
  • 1954: Hernandez v. Texas, Library of Congress.

Video Presentations


Click here for a PDF containing this entire list.

Anything we missed?

If we are missing any historical or other works relating to Hernandez v. Texas that you think should be highlighted on this page, please email us here!