|Dolores Huerta, co-founder UFW|
Today I crossed paths with a woman that looked to be in her mid sixties, smartly dressed, but not in a fancy way. And she didn't appear to be one of those older ladies trying to remain stylishly current either. She was just wearing black jeans, a black jacket and a red screen printed t-shirt. But she had a unforced swagger. I recognized a part of the image on her shirt that showed. Just as she was passing me, I asked "United Farm Workers?" She gave the faintest smile, raised her fist, exclaimed "Viva Huelga!", This lady that still had it in her. She walked past me and out the door of the store with her fist still in the air, demonstratively. I just stood there and watched, uttering "fuck yeah".
|The man, Cesar Chavez.|
If you are unfamiliar with Cesar Chavez and the United Farm Workers, It's study time. This is American history and labor history, about farm workers and sacrifice, the power of a boycott and the power of unionizing, and the thirty five year old man that made it happen.
~ NOTE: ALL MEDIA IS HOSTED BY THE BLOGS & SITES NAMED BELOW ~Listen:
Los Tigres Del Norte - Cesar Chavez mp3 at Super Sonido
Los Tigres Del Norte - Rumbo Al Sur mp3 at Los Tigres Del Norte The second one is an unrelated song.
Cesar Chavez at Wikipedia
United Farm Workers Start with the history.