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.
Contributing Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library