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The Fight in the Fields: Cesar Chavez and the Farmworkers' Struggle

116 min
HD6509 .C48 F472 2007 DVD

This historical documentary tells the story of Cesar Chavez, the charismatic founder of the United Farmworkers Union, and the movement that he inspired – one that touched the hearts of millions of Americans with the grape and lettuce boycotts, a nonviolent movement that confronted conservative politicians like Ronald Reagan and the powerful Teamsters Union. This chapter of American history recounts an inspiring story hope and courage against overwhelming odds, a story of poor people taking control of their lives. The video is time-coded for easy reference to specific historical events.

Narrator: Henry Darrow.

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