United Farm Workers Information and Research Department records, 1939-1978, (bulk 1970-1977).
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Cesar Chavez (b. March 31, 1927, Yuma, AZ – d. April 23, 1993, San Luis, AZ) was an American labor leader and civil rights activist who, with Dolores Huerta, co-founded the National Farm Workers Association (later the United Farm Workers union, UFW) in 1962. Originally a Mexican American farm worker, Chavez became the best known Latino American civil rights activist, and was strongly promoted by the American labor movement, which was eager to enroll Hispanic members. His public-relations approac...
Collected by Fr. Victor Salandini. From the description of Clippings from first convention, 1973. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 462019377 The National Farm Workers Association (NFWA) was founded in 1962 by César E. Chávez and other Mexican-American community activists in Delano, California. In 1966, the NFWA merged with the Agricultural Workers Organizing Committee (AWOC) to form the United Farm Workers of America, the first successful and largest effort ever to organize ag...
Edward Moore Kennedy (b. Feb. 22, 1932, Boston, Mass.-d. Aug. 25, 2009), graduated from Harvard University with a B.A. in government in 1956, and received his LL.B. from the University of Virginia in 1959. He served in the United States Army from 1951 to 1953. He was elected democratic senator from Massachusetts in 1962, served until his death in August 2009. He was the Assistant District Attorney for Suffolk County from 1961 to 1962, and sought the Democratic nomination for president in 1980....
Community and labor organizer, primarily in southern California. In the early 1940s he helped Japanese American internees obtain jobs and in 1946 went to work for the American Council on Race Relations in response to the racial tensions that had surfaced during the war. From 1947 to 1952 he worked for Saul Alinsky and the Industrial Areas Foundation. With their support Ross established the first Community Service Organization in the Boyle Heights area of Los Angeles. In 1952 he met Cesar Chavez,...
Coretta Scott King (b. April 27, 1927, Marion, AL–d. Jan. 30, 2006, Rosarito Beach, Mexico) was the wife of Civil Rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. She attended Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio, and earned a degree from the New England Conservatory of Music studying under Marie Sundelius. She met King in Boston and they were married in 1953. They had four children: Yolanda (1955), Martin III (1957), Dexter (1961), and Bernice (1963).The King family lived in Montgomery, Alabama. Mrs. ...
Jimmy Carter (James Earl Carter, Jr.), thirty-ninth president of the United States, was born on October 1, 1924, in Plains, Georgia, and grew up in the nearby community of Archery. His father, James Earl Carter, Sr., was a farmer and businessman; his mother, Lillian Gordy, a registered nurse. He was educated in the Plains public schools, attended Georgia Southwestern College and the Georgia Institute of Technology, and received a B.S. from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1946. In the Navy he became a ...
Joan Baez (b. Jan. 9, 1941) is a singer, songwriter, musician, and activist. She got her start during the 1959 Newport Folk Festival and is well known for her performance of "We Shall Overcome" at the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom....