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These words and phrases (some in Spanish) are used as part of the Farmworkers and the Struggle for Economic Justice activity, which includes portions of the documentary The Fight in the Fields: Cesar Chavez and the Farmworkers' Struggle.

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Date: 2013

This worksheet helps students analyze an 1873 poster promoting the Grange Movement, an organization of farmers founded in 1867.

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Date: 2013

This 1873 promotional poster for the Grangers features an idealized portrait of the yeoman farmer, with accompanying scenes of social, civic, and domestic life. The Grange (also known as the Patrons of Husbandry) was a coalition of independent farmers that spread through the midwest in the decades after the Civil War. Grange members fought for…

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Item Type: Poster/Print
Date: 1873

Co-authored by César Chavez and Dolores Huerta, with help from playwright Luis Valdez, the "Plan de Delano" outlined the beliefs and vision of the United Farmworkers of America (UFWA), founded in 1965. The UFWA, whose headquarters were in Delano, California, organized a farmworkers strike and boycott against grape growers that lasted from…

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Item Type: Newspaper/Magazine
Date: 1966

In 1966, Mexican and Filipino grape pickers in California joined together to strike for better working conditions. Farm workers were excluded from federal laws passed during the 1930s that protected other kinds of workers. As the strike continued with no end in sight, the workers sought public support for "la causa." They organized a national grape…

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Item Type: Pamphlet/Petition
Date: 1969

This worksheet helps students to undertake a close reading of a section (pages 4-7) of the 1877: The Grand Army of Starvation Viewer's Guide, which accompanies the 30-minute ASHP documentary of the same name.
These words and phases from the Heaven Will Protect the Working Girl documentary may be unfamiliar to students.
This worksheet is designed to help students focus on the information presented during the first two minutes of theHeaven Will Protect the Working Girl documentary.

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Date: 2012

Founded in 1903, the Women’s Trade Union League (WTUL) was an organization that brought together working-class women, reformers, and women from wealthy and prominent families. League members believed that working women needed help to gain better wages and working conditions, and that all women shared important values and goals. This seal…

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Item Type: Poster/Print
Date: 1903

Founded in 1903, the Women’s Trade Union League (WTUL) was an organization that brought together working-class women, reformers, and women from wealthy and prominent families. The WTUL believed that the best way to help women workers was to help them organize into labor unions so that they could bargain for fair pay and safe working conditions.…