This photograph shows a group of people marching in support of striking farm workers, including members of the Emergency Committee to Aid Farm Workers. The ECAFW was an activist group which lobbied for the discontinuance of the Bracero or foreign farm labor program under Public Law 78, and operated three federally funded antipoverty projects that provided counseling, basic educational skills and training to domestic farm workers. Max Mont Collection. Latino Cultural Heritage Digital…
This flyer was distributed by the Agricultural Workers Organizing Committee's (AWOC) national director, C. Al Green, and the Conferación Revolucionaria de Obreros y Campesinos (CROC) to alert Mexican agricultural workers working legally in the United States that they have the right to Social Security, unemployment insurance, and a minimum wage, and that they should register with the Farm Labor Sector, September 18, 1965. Max Mont Collection. Latino Cultural Heritage Digital Archives.
Letter from Cesar Chavez to Julian Nava, May 11, 1971. Nava and Chavez worked together throughout their careers. In 1967, Chavez, then president of the National Farm Workers Association (later the United Farm Workers), assisted Nava in his candidacy for the Los Angeles Board of Education. In this letter, Chavez thanks Nava for writing a letter to Congressman Barry Morris Goldwater, Jr., the son of Senator Barry Goldwater. Julian Nava Collection. Latino Cultural Heritage Digital Archives.
The United Farm Workers (UFW) published the monthly magazine Food and Justice to keep its members and other interested parties up to date with issues important to the Farm Workers movement. The July 1988 issue (Volume 5, Number 5) featured a story on supermarket boycotts and an article about Cesar Chavez's latest fast, which began on July 16, 1988. Millie Moser Smith Papers.
“We had an office in East Oakland when César Chavez and the United Farm Workers were marching from the valley to the state capital. The toxins being used on produce, particularly on lettuce, were causing all kinds or health problems for the workers and their families. They happened to be marching by our office so we saw them and started talking. They were hungry. We called and made arrangements to take them down to the community school because it had a big cafete
There's Blood on Those Grapes - Boycott non-UFW grapes, lettuce, and gallo wine - On 9/8/1965, Filipino American grape workers walked out on strike against Delano, CA, table & wine grape growers, protesting years of poor pay & working conditions. Latino farm workers soon joined them & the strike & subsequent boycott lasted more than 5 years. In 1970, growers signed their first union contracts w/ the UFW union, which included better pay, benefits & protections.
A promotional photograph fro Adohr Farms, circa 1935-1937. Accompanying caption reads: "The Guernsey Breed of cattle was developed on the Isle of Guernsey, one of the small Channel Islands off the coast of France. For many generations, no other breed has been allowed on the Island. Guernseys give milk of rich golden color, fine flavor and high butterfat content." Adohr Farms Collection.
Cartoon illustrating a female worker learning how to load a rivet gun. Original art appeared in The American Aeronaut, December 5, 1941, Vol. 2, No. 26. International Association of Machinists, District Lodge 727. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.
Elect Dr. Julian Nava handout. In 1966 a coalition was formed with its goal the election of the first Mexican-American to the Los Angeles Board of Education. This handbill from the 1967 election gives Nava's platform as well as the names of those individuals and organizations that supported him. Julian Nava Collection. Latino Cultural Heritage Digital Archives.
This flier advertises a tardeada, or afternoon party, that the Progress for Youth Organization put on to increase their building fund, which included entertainment from Mariachi Los Camperos, MEChA Folklórico de UCLA, Teatro Tolteca, and Folklórico Juvenil Pascola. Members of the organization wished to build a tutorial, cultural, and recreational center in the Geraghty Loma area of East Los Angeles. Frank del Olmo Collection. Latino Cultural Heritage Digital Archives.
Worker loading oranges into crates to be brought to the Canoga Citrus Association packing house for processing, circa 1935-1945. Canoga-Owensmouth Historical Society. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.
On September 26, 1940, a bill was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives to prohibit Communists and members of the German-American Bund and other organizations from working on national-defense contracts. Jewish Federation Council of Greater Los Angeles Collection.
Front page of Voz Fronteriza, February 1977. Founded in 1975, this quarterly Chicana/o student newspaper is an official campus print media of the University of California, San Diego. The cover show a group of people protesting the Bakke decision, an important Supreme Court ruling on affirmative action. Rodolfo Acuña Papers. Latino Cultural Heritage Digital Archives.
William Ellsworth Smythe, founder of a social movement known as "Little Landers" worked with George W. Harris and Marshall Valentine Hartranft to build the "Los Terrenitos" or the "Little Lands" Colony in 1913. Smythe and his disciples believed that any man could support himself and his family on a single acre of irrigated land.The Colony struggled through economic recession and by 1920 had ceased to exist. Little Landers Historical Society. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.