Comprehensive information about Tomás Rivera including biographical information, facts, literary works, and more. Tomás Rivera (December 22, 1935 – May 16, 1984) was a Chicano author, poet, and educator. He was born in Texas to migrant farm workers, and worked in the fields as a young boy. However, he achieved social mobility through education—earning a degree at Southwest Texas State University (now known as Texas State University ), and later a Doctor of Philosophy degree (PhD) at the University of Oklahoma—and came to believe strongly in the virtues of education for Mexican-Americans. This educational Tomás Rivera resource has information about the author's life, works, quotations, articles and essays, and more.
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