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261087 viewsON THE MARCH TO SACRAMENTO, MEET HELEN CHAVEZ, CESAR'S WIFE AND STEADFAST PARTNER, IN HIS QUEST FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE FOR FARMWORKERS. CESAR AND HELEN LIVED IN VOLUNTARY POVERTY WITH THEIR EIGHT CHILDREN IN ORDER TO BE FREE ENOUGH TO FOCUS AND DEDICATE THEIR LIVES TO SERVE FARMWORKERS.
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GOVERNOR BROWN AND CESAR CHAVEZ TALKING IN LA PAZ 1975 CATHY MURPHY1078 views
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CESAR CHAVEZ PORTRAIT 1973 - Susan Due Pearcy 1034 views
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271034 viewsDAY-BY-DAY, THE MARCH MOVED CLOSER AND CLOSER TO SACRAMENTO, AND MORE AND MORE FARMWORKERS AND THEIR SUPPORTERS JOINED THE MARCH. WHAT STARTED IN DELANO WITH FEWER THAN 75 MARCHERS HAD NOW SWELLED TO MORE THAN A THOUSAND.
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251005 viewsDELANO STRIKERS HAD A FLAIR FOR DRESSING FOR THE OCCASION. MANUAL VASQUEZ, A MARCH LIEUTENANT, SET THE TONE WITH A RED HUELGA VEST, AN ARM BAND AND HAT BAND PINNED WITH HUELGA BUTTONS, AND A BUTTON ON HIS HAT BRIM THAT READ: "I AM AN AGITATOR" - A SWIPE AT THE GROWER PUBLIC RELATIONS PROPAGANDA, WHICH HELD THERE WERE NO STRIKERS, JUST "OUTSIDE AGITATORS." IN THE HISTORY OF EFFORTS TO ORGANIZE FARMWORKERS, THE WORD "AGITATOR" WAS A CODE WORD FOR "COMMUNIST" ORGANIZER.
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021002 viewsCALIFORNIA FARMWORKERS WERE REQUIRED TO SPEND HOURS AT A TIME STOOPED OVER USING A SHORT HANDLE HOE TO WEED OR THIN CROPS. NO SHADE, NO WATER OR TOILET PROVIDED, NO MINIMUM WAGE, NO REST BREAKS, NO UNEMPLOYMENT OR MEDICAL BENEFITS, NO JOB PROTECTION OF ANY KIND - NOT EVEN BETTER OFF THAN BEASTS OF BURDEN. IN 1965, BECAUSE OF CESAR CHAVEZ AND HIS FARMWORKER MOVEMENT, THE CALIFORNIA SUPREME COURT FORBADE THE USE OF THE SHORT HANDLED HOE.
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DAYS END 1973 - Susan Due Pearcy 996 views
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DOLORES HUERTA, "CORKY" GONZALES AND CESAR CHAVEZ 1970996 views
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28984 viewsEL TEATRO CAMPESINO, BRAINCHILD OF LUIS VALDEZ AND AGUSTIN LIRA, PLAYED A CRITICAL ROLE IN THE MARCH. AT THE EVENING RALLY AT THE END OF THE DAY'S MARCH, EL TEATRO PERFORMED. THEY SANG, PERFORMED SLAPSTICK "ACTOS" DEPICTING THE STRUGGLE OF THE FARMWORKERS WITH THE GROWERS, LABOR CONTRACTORS AND LOCAL POLICE. THE AUDIENCE APPLAUDED AND ROARED ALOUD IN SUPPORT OF THEIR PERFORMANCES, THEN LUIS DECLAIMED "PLAN OF DELANO," THE REVOLUTIONARY THEME OF THE MARCH, AND INTRODUCED CESAR CHAVEZ, THE MAIN EVENT.
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COLLAGE FOR EL MALCRIADO 1973 - Susan Due Pearcy 979 views
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