Former Fort Worth Star Telegram columnist Richard J. Gonzales speaks over chicanos rising in North Texas and his experience writing about Mexican American history in the region.
Richard J. Gonzales was born in Chicago, Illinois and attended Catholic Parochial schools through the 12th grade. His family moved to Texas in 1969, the birthplace of his father, Joseph Gonzales. He graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington, majoring in English with a History minor. He founded the Association of Mexican American Students (AMAS) in 1970 at UTA. His interests include reading, writing fiction and non-fiction and running marathons. He has published two short stories in the Americas Review, hundreds of op-ed pieces for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram and other print and internet news outlets. He is the author of Raza Rising: Chicanos in North Texas. He is bilingual (Spanish-English) and a wicked ping pong player. Richard has been married since 1972 and has two children.
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