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  Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library
 Resource Type: Clipping
 Decade: 1970-1979
 Collection: John J. Herrera Papers
 Collection: Texas Cultures Online
300 attend appreciation dinner for Judge Duncan

300 attend appreciation dinner for Judge Duncan

Date: August 7, 1975
Creator: Houston Chronicle
Description: Brief newspaper article describing a dinner held in honor of Judge Jimmie Duncan, including some notable attendees, including E. A. "Squatty" Lyons and District Attorney Carol Vance.
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Editor viewpoints: 'Chicano' Is a part of the idiom

Editor viewpoints: 'Chicano' Is a part of the idiom

Date: August 23, 1973
Creator: Herrera, John J.
Description: Letter from John J. Herrera to the Houston Chronicle in response to Mrs. Marta Daumas' letter published on August 9th criticizing the use of the word "Chicano". Herrera explains that this word, once part of the Mexican American slang, has now become an American language idiom. He and other Mexican-Americans, unlike Mexicans from Mexico, appreciate the appellation as a source of pride and recognition of their Mexican ancestry.
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Editor viewpoints: Needville is living in the past

Editor viewpoints: Needville is living in the past

Date: May 31, 1974
Creator: Herrera, John J.
Description: Letter to the editor in response to a story about a discriminatory sign posted at a business in Needville, Texas. John J. Herrera recounts his experiences with discrimination and the exclusion of Mexican Americans in Houston and around the state.
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Editor viewpoints: Needville is living in the past

Editor viewpoints: Needville is living in the past

Date: May 31, 1974
Creator: Herrera, John J.
Description: Letter to the editor in response to a story about a discriminatory sign posted at a business in Needville, Texas. John J. Herrera recounts his experiences with discrimination and the exclusion of Mexican Americans in Houston and around the state.
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Editor viewpoints: purpose of penal code: to reform

Editor viewpoints: purpose of penal code: to reform

Date: January 1, 1976
Creator: Herrera, John J.
Description: Editorial written by John J. Herrera suggesting that some of the systemic problems with the Harris County penal code be addressed. Using the issue of Harris County jail overcrowding to illustrate his point, Herrera recommends that the penal code be revised to better screen convicted criminals and expedite criminal cases to move offenders through the system more efficiently.
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Espejo: John J. Herrera remembers when

Espejo: John J. Herrera remembers when

Date: August 22, 1976
Creator: Vara, Richard
Description: Biographical article about John J. Herrera in the Houston Post titled, "John J. Herrera remembers when," under the "Espejo" section, written by Richard Vara, a Post Reporter. This article begins with a few specific injustices Herrera worked to rectify. "Herrera remembers clearly when employment offices displayed signs declaring, 'Mexicans need not apply.' Or when there were three sets of restrooms for whites, blacks, and browns."
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My point of view

My point of view

Date: April 18, 1975
Creator: Cruz, Lauro
Description: Biographical newspaper article about John J. Herrera's work fighting discrimination against Mexican-Americans titled "My Point of View," written by Lauro Cruz. This article highlights Herrera's work as a leader in the Mexican-American community fighting for equal rights and educating members of the community about their rights.
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The next four years

The next four years

Date: September 28, 1972
Creator: New York Times
Description: An editorial from the New York Times endorsing George McGovern for the President of the United States.
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"Oh, my God, they've really thrown him in"

"Oh, my God, they've really thrown him in"

Date: September 16, 1977
Creator: Taylor, Gary
Description: Clipping of an article, "Oh, my God, they've really thrown him in" by Gary Taylor, published in The Houston Post on September 16, 1977. The article covers hearings regarding accusations that Houston policemen beat Joe Torres and pushed him into Buffalo Bayou. The document includes the front page story as well as the continuation on page 19A.
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Reyes says LULAC request to halt Torres trial was misunderstanding

Reyes says LULAC request to halt Torres trial was misunderstanding

Date: September 10, 1977
Creator: Moran, Tom
Description: Clipping of article, "Reyes says LULAC request to halt Torres trial was misunderstanding," by Tom Moran, published in the Houston Chronicle on September 10, 1977.
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