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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.

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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