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41795 viewsIN AUGUST 1966, BILL KIRCHER, THE NATIONAL DIRECTOR OF ORGANIZING FOR THE AFL-CIO, NEGOTIATED A MERGER BETWEEN AWOC AND THE NFWA, WHICH WOULD BECOME UFWOC (United Farm Workers Organizing Committee, AFL-CIO). CESAR CHAVEZ WAS NAMED PRESIDENT, AND LARRY ITLIONG WAS NAMED VICE-PRESIDENT. IN THIS PHOTOS CESAR CHAVEZ AND LARRY ITLIONG DISPLAY THE NEW AFL-CIO CHARTER, WHICH AUTHORIZED THEIR NEW UNION.
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36788 viewsAT CITY HALL IN SAN FRANCISCO, CESAR CHAVEZ ANNOUNCED THE BOYCOTT TO SEVERAL THOUSAND FARMWORKER SUPPORTERS.
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40772 viewsAT THE END OF EACH FARMWORKER MEETING, THE CLOSING PRAYER - "WE SHALL OVERCOME" - WAS SUNG. IN THIS PHOTO, THE DELANO SUMMER PROJECT VOLUNTEERS JOINED THE FARMWORKERS, LEARNED TO CROSS THEIR ARMS, HOLD HANDS, AND SING THE WORDS.
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09770 viewsWITH FULL EYE CONTACT AND TEETH CLENCHED, CESAR CHAVEZ REACHES OUT WITH BOTH ARMS ALMOST FULLY EXTENDED AND HIS RIGHT HAND MAKES A GRASPING-LIKE GESTURE.
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SI SE PUEDE 1972 - Susan Due Pearcy 764 views
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50762 viewsAFTER THE VICTORY ANNOUNCEMENT, THE DELANO STRIKERS CARRY CESAR CHAVEZ ON THEIR SHOULDERS FOR A WELL-DESERVED VICTORY LAP AROUND FILIPINO HALL. VIVA LA CAUSA! VIVA LA HUELGA! VIVA CESAR CHAVEZ!
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37761 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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HELEN CHAVEZ BUTTON COLLECTION 1995 - Emilio Mercado 760 views
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39755 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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DOLORES HUERTA AT FILIPINO HALL, DELANO 1966754 views
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49753 viewsAFTER THE POLLS WERE CLOSED, THE BALLOT BOXES WERE DRIVEN TO SAN FRANCISCO ACCOMPANIED BY THE ELECTION OBSERVORS REPRESENTING ALL THE PARTIES. THE BOXES WERE OPENED LATER THAT DAY AND COUNTED. CESAR CHAVEZ ANNOUNCES THE RESULTS OF THE ELECTION TO THE FARMWORKERS AND THEIR SUPPORTERS WHO GATHERED AT FILIPINO HALL IN DELANO, HOPING AND PRAYING FOR A VICTORY. UFWOC - 530; TEAMSTERS - 331; NO UNION - 12. SO MUCH FOR THE GROWERS STRIKE PROPAGANDA "MY WORKERS DO NOT WANT A UNION."
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DELORES DECOLORES - Luana Boutilier 752 views
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