La Huelga: El Teatro Campesino Flyer


In 1965, Filipino and Mexican farm workers went on strike against the grape growers of Delano, California. Their cause was helped by the fact that the end of the Bracero Program in 1964 eliminated the possibility of growers using contract labor strike breakers. Organized by the Agricultural Workers Organizing Committee and the National Farm Workers Association, which later combined to form the United Farm Workers Union, the farm laborers demanded improvements in their conditions. After a protracted strike of almost 5 years, the union succeeded in winning better pay and contracts from the growers. El Teatro Campesino supported the efforts of the Union through music and theater. This flyer advertises a production that tells the story of the grape strike.


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