"Connecting Tejanos with their Past and with their Future" Lecture Series
Tejano: Defining the Mexican Heritage People of Texas
Saturday, January 18, 2020 10AM
Teatro's Cultural Arts Center
Dr. Jesus Francisco de la Teja
Dr. de la Teja explains that “Tejano” as a way to identify Mexican heritage population of Texas is a more recent phenomenon than most people think and has yet to find universal acceptance. This talk provides a brief history of how Texans of Mexican descent were identified within Texas society generally from the 1830s onward, and how the term “Tejano” is finding its way into common usage.