The Delano Grape Strike: 50 Years.


PROGRAM # 7603 12:00 PM PT

The Delano Grape Strike: 50 Years.

Fifty years ago this month, Filipino and Mexican farmworkers walked out on strike against grape growers in the Delano area, in California’s Central Valley. The strike and the boycott that ensued gave birth to a historic national movement that transformed US society. This program features conversations with leading figures of the 1965 grape boycott.

Guests: Dolores Huerta, Co-founder, United Farmworkers Union, President, Dolores Huerta Foundation, Bakersfield, CA; Gilberto Padilla, Co-Founder, United Farmworkers Union, Fresno, CA.

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