Nathan was a firm believer that girls should get an education too. This was not a very common thought at the time, especially for a male to have. He would invite the girls to come early in the morning before the boys had class. This was a revolutionary thing to do at the time, but because Nathan viewed everyone as equals, he wanted the girls to be able to learn too.
[AHS 62769] Communion Class, n.d. Most of the local Mexican American community affiliated itself closely with Catholicism, some attending Saint Augustine Cathedral. This image captures young boys and girls entering the church as they embark on a major religious milestone, their first Holy Communion. This event was usually followed by a celebration at each child’s home.