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Al Guzman

Cesar Chavez, President of the United Farm Workers of America, and Ken Wiley, President of the Local Communications Workers of America, march together with a group of people in Texas, 1983
Vintage gelatin silver print with resin coating on paper
9 9/16 x 7 1/4 in. (24.29 x 18.42 cm)

Creation Place: North America
Technique: Photography
Credit Line: Restricted gift of Michael Mattis and Judy Hochberg in honor of Myrlie Evers-Williams.
Accession Number: P2021.13.106

Cesar Chavez (1927-1993) was an American labor leader and Civil Rights activist. He and 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. He was strongly promoted by the American labor movement, which was eager to enroll Hispanic members. Chavez' public-relations approach to unionism and aggressive but nonviolent tactics made the farm workers' struggle a moral cause with nationwide support. By the late 1970s, his efforts had forced growers to recognize the UFW as the bargaining agent for 50,000 field workers in California and Florida.

On verso: manuscript artist's credit and title on recto; with manuscript title and date.

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  • Image Dimensions: 9 9/16 x 7 1/4 in. (24.29 x 18.42 cm) Measured by Hudson, Karen
  • Sheet Dimensions: 10 x 8 in. (25.4 x 20.32 cm) Measured by Hudson, Karen

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