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FAST AT FORTY ACRES – KOUNS & LEWIS 1968

JOHN KOUNS 1966

John Kouns is a free lance photographer who came to the Central Valley of California in the 1960s to take photos of working and living conditions of migrant farmworkers. He lived for a time in a  farm labor camp near Porterville, California.  In 1968 he visited Delano and shot these photos of Cesar Chavez and his Fast for Nonviolence.

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Primary source accounts: photographs, oral histories, videos, essays and historical documents from the United Farm Worker Delano Grape Strikers and the UFW Volunteers who worked with Cesar Chavez to build his farmworker movement.

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