“Once social change begins, it cannot be reversed": Original photograph of Cesar Chavez with Robert F. Kennedy; Inscribed by Chavez
Robert Kennedy and Cesar Chavez Signed Photograph.
Item Number: 88111
Original black and white photograph of American labor leader Cesar Chavez with Robert F. Kennedy taken during the Delano grape labor strike which began on September 8, 1965 and lasted five years. Inscribed by Cesar Chavez at the bottom of the photograph, “Para Andy y Margarita – Buena Suerte Cesar Chavez.” In very good condition. Double matted and framed. The photograph measures 8 inches by 9.5 inches. The entire piece measures 14.5 by 16 inches.
The Delano Grape Strike by the Agricultural Workers Organizing Committee and the United Farm Workers against grape growers in California began on September 8, 1965, and lasted more than five years. The strike began when the Agricultural Workers Organizing Committee walked off the farms of area table-grape growers, demanding wages equal to the federal minimum wage. A week later the predominantly Mexican-American National Farmworkers Association, led by Cesar Chavez, joined the strike. Through its grassroots efforts, the movement gained national attention for the plight of some of the nation's lowest-paid workers.