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United Farm Workers -- Photographs

Claudio Beagarie Photographs of California Farm Workers

When the United Farm Workers began striking for higher wages and better living conditions in the early 1960s, the inequities that Chicano and Latino workers faced were grim. They worked for subsistence wages, with no health care and no job security. Over a period of a decade, Cezar Chavez and other labor leaders garnered national support for the plight of working families in California, Texas, and...