Jesus “Jesse” Magaña

Somos de Wichita/We are Wichitans

Jesus “Jesse” Magaña

Image from El Perico courtesy Wichita State University Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives

Veterans who served in World War II, Korea, and Vietnam were key leaders in early Latino civil rights activities.  They included figures like Jesus “Jesse” Magaña, a Kanopolis cattleman.  A veteran of World War II, Magaña served as state chair of the Kansas branch of the American G.I. Forum and was also national vice chairman and treasurer of the Department of Labor’s SER (Service Employment and Redevelopment) Jobs for Progress program.

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