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191163 viewsTHE DELANO STRIKERS HAD NO MONEY FOR FOOD, CLOTHING, RENT, UTILITIES, ETC. THEY WERE COMPLETELY DEPENDENT UPON THE CHARITY AND FINANCIAL SUPPORT OF OUTSIDERS - UNIONS, CHURCHES, COMMUNITY GROUPS, AND STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS. FOOD CARAVANS WERE ORGANIZED IN MAJOR CALIFORNIA CITIES. OFTEN THEY ARRIVED IN DELANO LATE FRIDAY AFTERNOON, UNLOAD THEIR GOODS AT THE STRIKE COMMISARY, AND ATTEND THE WEEKLY UNION MEETING AT FILIPINO HALL WHERE THEY PRESENTED THE FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTIONS THEY HAD COLLECTED.
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211160 viewsCESAR CHAVEZ BELIEVED THE POLITICALLY POWERFUL KENNEDY FAMILY FROM BOSTON CARRIED THE TORCH OF SOCIAL JUSTICE FOR THE POOR, AND IN THE CASE OF HIS FARMWORKER MOVEMENT, HE WAS RIGHT. ROBERT AND TED KENNEDY WERE OUTSPOKEN PUBLIC ADVOCATES FOR THE RIGHTS OF FARMWORKERS AND THEY DID MUCH TO FOCUS NATIONAL ATTENTION ON THEIR PLIGHT.
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231153 viewsON MARCH 17, 1966 - AFTER A STAND-OFF WITH THE DELANO POLICE WHO TRIED TO PREVENT THE START OF THE MARCH, CESAR CHAVEZ AND HIS RIGHT HAND ASSISTANT, (REV.) JIM DRAKE, LED THE STRIKERS AND VOLUNTEERS OUT OF DELANO AND ONTO TO HIGHWAY 99 EN ROUTE TO SACRAMENTO.
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181151 viewsTHE DELANO STRIKERS SACRIFICED MUCH: PAYING JOBS, NEW CLOTHES, A BETTER AUTOMOBILE AND SOME LOST THEIR HOMES, BUT THEY WERE WILLING TO FIGHT FOR A UNION BECAUSE THEY BELIEVED IT WOULD BRING MORE OPPORTUNITIES FOR A BETTER LIFE FOR THEIR CHILDREN AND THEIR GRANDCHILDREN.
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221150 viewsCESAR CHAVEZ KNEW THE DELANO STRIKE COULD NEVER BE WON AT THE FIELD LEVEL BECAUSE THE GROWERS AND THEIR LABOR CONTRACTORS HAD THE CAPACITY TO IMPORT THOUSANDS OF STRIKEBREAKERS FROM THE MEXICAN BORDER. HE HAD TO CONJURE UP A WAY TO TRANSFORM THE CAUSE OF THE FARMWORKER MOVEMENT INTO THE NATIONAL SPOTLIGHT. HIS FIRST STEP WAS TO ORGANIZE A 300-MILE MARCH FROM DELANO TO SACRAMENTO, THE STATE CAPITOL, TO MEET WITH THE GOVERNOR.
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CALENDAR 1971 Andy Zermeno 1132 views
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201108 viewsHISTORICALLY, MOST AGRICULTURAL STRIKES IN CALIFORNIA WERE PUT DOWN BY LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AND RENT-A-COP AGENCIES HIRED BY THE GROWERS. WHAT MADE THE DELANO STRIKE DIFFERENT WAS ITS COMMITMENT TO NONVIOLENCE AND ITS CONNECTION TO MAJOR CITIES OUTSIDE THE LOCAL STRIKE AREA. THIS REMARKABLE PHOTO OF SENATOR ROBERT KENNEDY SHAKING HANDS WITH A DELANO STRIKER BEARS WITNESS TO THE INFLUENCE OF OUTSIDERS ON THE OUTCOME OF THE STRIKE.
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BOYCOTT POSTER 1975 circa Mark Sharwood 1103 views
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CAMPESINOS IN THE FIELD 1972 Susan Due Pearcy 1099 views
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02AA1092 viewsWITH HIS PALM DOWN AND HIS RIGHT ARM HELD OUT, CESAR CHAVEZ BRINGS THE APPLAUSE OF THE AUDIENCE TO A CLOSE AND HE BEGINS HIS SPEECH WITH A NOTE OF HUMOR.
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241089 views"PEREGRINACION" - "PENITENCIA" - "REVOLUCION" WERE THE THEMES OF THE MARCH TO SACRAMENTO. THE BANNER OF THE VIRGEN, THE FLAGS OF THE UNITED STATES AND MEXICO, THE LARGE WOOD CROSS ADORNED WITH ROSARY BEADS AND HUELGA BUTTONS THAT WOULD BE CARRIED, AND THE BLAZING RED HUELGA FLAGS ADORNED WITH THE AZTEC EAGLE ALL MADE PERFECT SENSE TO THE DELANO STRIKERS. THE MARCH WAS CONCEIVED AND EXECUTED AS A PUBLIC FARMWORKER MOVEMENT PAGEANT FOR NATIONAL MEDIA CONSUMPTION.
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