UFW Storyboard

UFW Storyboard

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  • The Bracero Program enabled Mexicans to come work in U.S fields. Workers were poorly treated, as they didn't have toilets, access to drinking water and living conditions were horrible. 
  • Delano, CA
  • Cesar Chavez, his wife and eight kids move to Delano on March 31, 1962. He does this to become a full time organizer for farm workers. 
  • Farm workers along with their families agree to begin the Delano Grape Strike in September, 1965. 
  • We need to encourage people to stop buying 
  • I get paid $2!
  • These grapes are the result of our hard work, and we don't get paid enough.
  • In the spring-summer of 1966, workers and organizers of the UFW encourage people to stop buying grapes. They did this in front of supermarkets, walking out of fields and pilgrimage.
  • 10 hour shifts out in the fields are in humane! 
  • Don't buy grapes, don't buy grapes!
  • February-March 1968
  • At times, there had been violence involved at times during the strikes and boycotts, so Cesar started fasting to remind the members of the UFW that peace was not the answer. 
  • We need to stop the violence in our boycotts, I'm going to start fasting. 
  • Spring-Summer 1970: A majority of California table grape growers sign the UFW after long periods of endurance, hard work, strikes and boycotts.
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