Description: Onionskin paper carbon copy of letter from John J. Herrera to the Houston Chronicle in response to Marta Daumos' 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. Herrera and other Mexican-Americans, unlike Mexicans from Mexico, appreciate the appellation as a source of pride and recognition of their Mexican ancestry.
Date: August 16, 1973
Creator: Herrera, John J.
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library