From the Jaws of Victory: The Triumph and Tragedy of Cesar Chavez and the Farm Worker Movement

  title={From the Jaws of Victory: The Triumph and Tragedy of Cesar Chavez and the Farm Worker Movement},
  author={Jefferson Cowie},
I don’t envy Professor Matt Garcia. The Cesar Chavez legend train left the station 20 years ago and is barreling a thousand miles down the track at 100 miles an hour and here stands Professor Garcia with his arms raised high: STOP! You don’t understand! “Cesar Chavez possessed many valuable qualities that inspired hundreds of volunteers to dedicate their lives to the union and millions of people around the world to rally behind la causa” . . . but he was a fake! Read my book! Cesar Chavez was a… CONTINUE READING


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Radio Campesina, a Spanish radio station programmed to serve the needs of Spanish speaking farmworkers. Today this radio network has an audience

Cesar Chavez
  • 1983

Chavez were granted a private audience with Pope Paul VI and during the meeting the Pope praises Chavez for his “sustained effort to apply the principles of Christian social teaching

Cesar, Helen
  • 1974

Master of Ceremonies for the opening of Agbayani Village at the UFW Forty Acres compound in Delano. The Village housed 60 retired Filipino farmworkers

Cesar Chavez
  • 1974

Farm Workers Pension Plan to pay retirement benefits for eligible farmworkers

  • Another “first” in U.S. Labor History
  • 1973

Peace Prize at the Omni Arena in Atlanta with 17,000 people in attendance. Coretta Scott King made the presentation and Ambassador Andrew Young introduced Chavez as “the rightful heir of Dr

Cesar Chavez
  • 1972

UFW union and negotiated a contract for their citrus workers in Florida. Another “first” in U.S. labor history for the farmworker movement outside of California

Coca Cola
  • 1972