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"United We Shall Stand:" Delano Manifesto


On March 17, 1966, Cesar E. Chavez led a march from Delano, California to the state capitol in Sacramento to place pressure on the grape growers and state lawmakers. The 230-mile march drew national attention to the plight of the farm workers. When 10,000 workers and supporters arrived 25 days later at the capitol on Easter Sunday, they learned that Schenley Industries, an early target of the strike, had agreed to a settlement.


Division of Politics and Reform, National Museum of American History.