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COMMENTARY

  • "AS DECEIVERS YET TRUE" - ESSAY/BOOK REVIEW - By Richard Baldwin Cook

  • "Delano Diary" by Richard Steven Street

  • "STUDENTS OF CHANGE: LOS DEL '68"

    A Documentary Film by Marta Sanchez and Mario Zavaleta (Latino Northwest Communications) 2009

  • 1976: THE ZENITH OF THE UFW VOLUNTEERS (Names + Essay + Photos)

    by LeRoy Chatfield

  • A JON LEWIS PHOTO EXHIBIT: "1966: CESAR CHAVEZ AND HIS NFWA" (Photo Essay)

    Thirty Jon Lewis photos, selected by LeRoy Chatfield, tell the 1966 chronological story of the National Farm Workers Association, including the background and context of the Delano Grape Strike, the March to Sacramento, the first boycott, the Delano Student Volunteer Summer, and the DiGiorgio Corporation secret ballot union election.

  • BOARD OF TRUSTEES - Statment of Purpose + Photo

  • COMMENTARY: "FROM THE JAWS OF VICTORY" BY LEROY CHATFIELD

  • COMMENTARY: "FROM THE JAWS" BY DOUG ADAIR

  • COMMENTARY: "FROM THE JAWS" BY KATHY MURGUIA

  • CSO DOCUMENTARY: "ORGANIZE! THE LESSONS OF THE CSO"

    The directors of the CSO documentation project release a documentary film about their project. Congratulations!

  • DR. JEROME LACKNER REMEMBERED

  • FARM WORK: LA TIMES OP-ED

    Former UFW Volunteer and member of the United Farm Workers AFL-CIO, Douglass Adair writes of the dignity of farm work in a Los Angeles Times Op-Ed piece published on July 10, 2010.

  • FARM WORKER CREDIT UNION (Essay + Photos)

    By Abby Flores Rivera

  • FAST AT THE FORTY ACRES (Photo Essay)

    In the Spring of 1968, Cesar Chavez fasted for 25 days to recommit his farmworker movement to nonviolence. The Fast took place on the outskirts of Delano at the union headquarters called Forty Acres. The commentary for these photos was written by LeRoy Chatfield.

  • FORTY ACRES DELANO: UNITED FARM WORKERS (Essay + Photos)

    By LeRoy Chatfield

  • FRANCISCO GARCIA: FARM WORKER TROUBADOUR Vol. 1 (Essay + Songs + Translation + Photos)

    By Abby Flores Rivera

  • FRANCISCO GARCIA: FARM WORKER TROUBADOUR Vol. 2

    By Abby Flores Rivera

  • HELEN CHAVEZ: A TRIBUTE (Essay + Photos + Recording)

    The Farmworker Movement Documentation Project pays tribute to Helen Chavez with an essay written by LeRoy Chatfield and selected photos from the Website. Former UFW Volunteers/Supporters who knew and worked with Helen Chavez are invited - and encouraged - to submit essays and/or photos for publication in this Commentary section.

  • JUXTAPOSE - JON LEWIS (Photo Essay)

    Seventy photos created by Jon Lewis - and selected by LeRoy Chatfield - that illustrate his ironic sense of humor and appreciation of paradox. He juxtaposes two separate and distinct images in order to project a new message. Photo captions were written by LeRoy Chatfield.

  • LEROY CHATFIELD RECALLS MEETING CESAR CHAVEZ

  • MORE BLACK THAN WHITE - JON LEWIS (Photo Essay)

    Fifty-five photos created by Jon Lewis - and selected by LeRoy Chatfield - to illustrate his artistic use of black, shadow, silhouette, night light, black background and black framing. Photo captions were written by LeRoy Chatfield.

  • NEW FARMWORKER MOVEMENT BOOK by ANDY ZERMENO

  • ONLINE NEWS VIDEO CLIPS: CESAR CHAVEZ

    Little by little, more farmworker movement history is being made available online, and thankfully, the Documentation Project is capable of capturing it and storing it in ONE place for use by academics, students and the interested public. (These will be stored in the COMMENTARY section of the Website). I have provided the LINK to these video clips AND organized the titles in chronological order for the sake of historical "good order". As YOU come across MORE online farmworker movement historical materials, please send them forward I will post them to the Website.

  • ONLINE VIDEOS RE: CESAR CHAVEZ

    More and more videos about the history of Cesar Chavez and his farmworker movement come to the Internet - some are clips from documentary films made in the 1970s, others are special documentaries made to honor the work of Chavez and/ or to mark celebrations and events held in his honor.

  • PLACE: History of Farm Worker Movement

    By Raymond W. Rast, Ph.D.

  • QUIEN ERA CESAR CHAVEZ? WHO WAS CESAR CHAVEZ? (Essay + Photos)

    By Richard Ybarra

  • REMEMBERING CESAR CHAVEZ AND HIS LEGACY (Essay + Photos)

    By Dr. Carlos Munoz, Jr.

  • RONALD WELLS: REVIEW OF "UNION OF THEIR DREAMS"

    This essay will appear in the journal "Books and Culture" in the late fall of 2010.

  • SENATOR ROBERT KENNEDY VISITS DELANO 1968

  • THE CHURCH and CESAR CHAVEZ - What Price Servanthood?

    Recorded Discussion: Chris Hartmire & Miriam Pawel

  • THE DELANO MANONGS

    Film Trailer of "The Delano Manogs" created by Media Factory

  • THE INVALUABLE LEGACY OF WILLARD WIRTZ

    By Dick Meister

  • UFW PHOTO ARCHIVE/ REUTHER LIBRARY @ WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY

  • WHAT OTHERS WRITE ABOUT CESAR CHAVEZ AND HIS FARMWORKER MOVEMENT

    Cesar Chavez died in April 1993. In 2010, these articles were written about "Cesar Chavez and his Farmworker Movement" / Dick Meister / Marc Grossman / Rudy Padilla /

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