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Fast At Forty Acres – Kouns & Lewis 1968


The Fast has ended and the celebration of the breaking of the Fast takes place in Delano Memorial Park along with an estimated 7000 farmworkers and their supporters. Senator Robert F. Kennedy comes to Delano to be with Cesar for this celebration. In the first row from left to right sit: Helen Chavez, Senator Robert Kennedy, Cesar Chavez and Cesar’s mother, Juana Chavez. In the row behind stand Irwin DeShetler, Andy Imutan, Larry Itliong and Philip Vera Cruz.

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Primary source accounts: photographs, oral histories, videos, essays and historical documents from the United Farm Worker Delano Grape Strikers and the UFW Volunteers who worked with Cesar Chavez to build his farmworker movement.

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