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Mexican-American soccer team



First Mexican-American soccer team in Houston, Texas. It was organized at the Rusk Settlement House.The Rusk Settlement House was one of the four notable settlement houses in Texas that served Mexican Americans, a principal target of reformers. It was founded between 1909 and 1917. Rusk provided charitable assistance to the poor of Houston's Second Ward. In general, settlement workers in Hispanic communities offered the residents English-language classes, entertainment programs, books in Spanish and English, and arts and crafts courses. At least one black nurse was in the Visiting Nurses Association, which was in residence at Rusk from 1914 to 1936. (From Handbook of Texas Online.

Publisher: Museum of Houston and the Houston Metropolitan Research Center
Year: 1920
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