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29972 viewsCESAR CHAVEZ WAS NOT A FIREBRAND SPEAKER, IN FACT JUST THE OPPOSITE. LOW KEY, SOFT-SPOKEN AND SINCERE, HE WAS ABLE TO MOVE HIS AUDIENCE WITH HIS CANNY ABILITY TO EXPLAIN COMPLEX MATTERS IN WORDS AND ANALOGIES THAT MADE SENSE TO PEOPLE. HE EXUDED CONFIDENCE AND FEARLESSNESS, HE EMPOWERED HIS AUDIENCE TO BELIEVE THEY COULD OVERCOME THE INJUSTICE THAT ENSLAVED THEM. "SI SE PUEDE!" BECAME HIS SIGNATURE MOTTO.
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DOLORES HUERTA AUDIO-TAPED BY GROWER JACK PANDOL ON THE PICKET LINE DELANO 1966971 views
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07969 viewsCESAR CHAVEZ NOW TURNS TO THE AUDIENCE ON HIS RIGHT AND WITH A HARD RIGHT FIST AND A LOUDER VOICE DRAWS THEM IN. HIS LEFT HAND IS LOOSELY HELD IN CLOSE TO HIS BODY.
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LUIS VALDEZ (UFWOC); FELIPE CANTU; DANNY VALDEZ966 views
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UFW NON-VIOLENCE 1973 - Susan Due Pearcy 962 views
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32937 viewsEASTER SUNDAY, 1966. CESAR CHAVEZ AND GILBERT PADILLA ON STAGE PREPARE FOR THE PROGRAM. MORE THAN TEN THOUSAND FRIENDS AND SUPPORTERS OF THE FARMWORKER MOVEMENT WERE ON HAND TO WELCOME THE DELANO STRIKERS AS THEY CROSSED OVER THE SACRAMENTO RIVER AND WALKED UP CAPITOL MALL TO THE STATE CAPITOL BUILDING. GOVERNOR PAT BROWN SNUBBED THE FARMWORKERS; HE WAS VACATIONING AT THE ESTATE OF FRANK SINATRA IN PALM SPRINGS. HE WOULD NOT BE RE-ELECTED GOVERNOR.
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44932 viewsTHE DIGIORGIO BOYCOTT BROUGHT AN AGREEMENT TO HOLD SECRET BALLOT ELECTIONS FOR THE COMPANY'S FARMWORKERS. THESE ELECTIONS WOULD BE ADMINISTERED AND SUPERVISED BY THE AMERICAN ARBITRATION ASSOCIATION AND THE BALLOT WOULD GIVE WORKERS ONE OF THREE CHOICES: "UFWOC" - "TEAMSTERS" - "NO UNION". CESAR CHAVEZ, FRED ROSS, DOLORES HUERTA AND STUDENT VOLUNTEERS GO OVER THE ELIGIBILITY LIST OF DIGIORGIO WORKERS WHO WOULD BE ENTITLED TO VOTE.
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31929 viewsIN THE LAST DAYS OF THE MARCH, THE CROWDS BECAME SO LARGE, THAT PARTS OF THE HIGHWAY HAD TO BE CLOSED TO ACCOMODATE THEM. THOUSANDS AND THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE FROM THROUGHOUT CALIFORNIA WANTED TO BE PART OF THIS HISTORIC EVENT.
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DOLORES HUERTA AT FILIPINO HALL, DELANO 1966928 views
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34923 viewsCAPITALIZING ON THE SUCCESS OF THE MARCH TO SACRAMENTO - ONLY DAYS BEFORE THE FARMWORKERS ARRIVED IN SACRAMENTO, SCHENLEY INDUSTRIES, A MAJOR U.S. LIQUOR COMPANY RECOGNIZED THE NFWA AND AGREED TO NEGOTIATE A CONTRACT - CESAR CHAVEZ ORGANIZED A MARCH IN SAN FRANCISCO TO ANNOUNCE THE START OF A CONSUMER BOYCOTT AGAINST THE SAN FRANCISCO-BASED DIGIORGIO CORPORATION.
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30912 viewsTHE DELANO STRIKERS WHO WERE UNABLE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE ENTIRE 300-MILE MARCH, BROUGHT THEIR FAMILIES WITH THEM TO JOIN FOR THE FINAL WEEK BEFORE ARRIVING AT THE STATE CAPITOL.
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