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37668 viewsIN 1964, THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT HAD ITS MISSISSIPPI SUMMER PROJECT, AND IN 1966, THE FARMWORKERMOVEMENT HAD ITS DELANO SUMMER PROJECT. COLLEGE STUDENTS FROM THROUGHOUT THE UNITED STATES VOLUNTEERED TO COME TO DELANO TO HELP THE DELANO STRIKERS.
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39663 viewsINTERJECTING THE 1960'S ENERGY AND IDEALISM OF COLLEGE STUDENTS INTO THE FARMWORKER MOVEMENT MADE A TREMENDOUS IMPACT ON THE DELANO STRIKERS AND THEIR SUPPORTERS. IN TURN, THE HARD WORK, SACRIFICE, AND COMMITMENT OF THE FARMWORKERS TO THEIR LA CAUSA MADE A HUGE IMPRESSION ON THE STUDENTS. MOST LEFT AT THE END OF THE SUMMER AS PLANNED, BUT SOME STAYED ON FOR AS LONG AS A DECADE. THE FARMWORKER CONSUMER BOYCOTTS WERE BUILT BY THOUSANDS OF DEDICATED AND HARDWORKING STUDENT VOLUNTEERS.
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NOSOTROS TENEMOS 1973 - Susan Due Pearcy 661 views
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45660 viewsTHE DIGIORGIO CAMPAIGN BEGAN WITH A SERIES OF FARMWORKER RALLIES. LUIS VALDEZ WAS THE MC AND HIS SIDEKICK WAS THE GIFTED EL TEATRO MUSICIAN, AGUSTIN LIRA. WHEN LUIS VALDEZ STEPPED ONTO A FARMWORKER RALLY STAGE, HE LIT UP THE AUDIENCE. A UNIQUE TALENT WITH A LARGE AND CONFIDENT VOICE, AN INFECTIOUS LAUGH, AND WITH A LIGHTENING FAST WIT OF SELF-DEPRECATION, HE GATHERED UP THE AUDIENCE INTO THE PALM OF HIS HAND. LUIS VALDEZ, ORIGINALLY FROM DELANO, WAS A GOD-SEND VOLUNTEER TO THE FARMWORKER MOVEMENT.
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CHILDREN OF LA PAZ 1972 Carlos Legerrette 658 views
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DOLORES HUERTA AT FILIPINO HALL, DELANO 1966658 views
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51654 viewsJON LEWIS WRITES: "I HAVE DOZENS OF PORTRAITS OF CESAR CHAVEZ IN MY 1966 PORTFOLIO, BUT OVER THE YEARS, THIS ONE HAS GROWN ON ME, AND I AM VERY PARTIAL TO IT."
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38652 viewsCESAR CHAVEZ RELISHED THESE VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION SESSIONS - HE WAS THE GIFTED MASTER TEACHER AND THE COLLEGE STUDENT VOLUNTEERS WERE HIS GRADUATE STUDENTS. CESAR CHAVEZ HAD THE ABILITY TO BREAKDOWN, ANALYZE, AND EXPLAIN COMPLEX ISSUES INTO CONCEPTS THAT COULD BE EASILY UNDERSTOOD - HE TALKED COMMON SENSE.
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42651 viewsAFTER THE MERGER, THE DELANO STRIKERS MARCHED AND PICKETED WITH THEIR NEW UFWOC FLAGS AND SIGNS. THE AZTEC EAGLE SURVIVED THE MERGER INTACT.
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43647 viewsAFTER THE MERGER, THE DELANO STRIKERS MARCHED AND PICKETED WITH THEIR NEW UFWOC FLAGS AND SIGNS. THE AZTEC EAGLE SURVIVED THE MERGER INTACT.
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10645 viewsA CLASSIC CESAR CHAVEZ SPEAKING POSE: BODY PITCHED FORWARD SLIGHTLY TO THE LEFT, HIS LEFT ARM BENT AT THE ELBOW USES A SINGLE FINGER JUTTING UPWARD TO POKE THE AUDIENCE WITH HIS POINT - HIS RIGHT ARM HELD LOOSELY AND RELAXED BY HIS SIDE.
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46636 viewsUFWOC ORGANIZER, EDDIE PEREZ, PLAYED A DYNAMIC ROLE IN THE DIGIORGIO UNION ELECTION CAMPAIGN. HE WAS INTENSE, HIGH ENERGY, FOCUSED, AND A GIFTED COMMUNICATOR. HE WAS MOST EFFECTIVE WITH YOUNGER WORKERS.
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