Texas UFW History: Tx Governor Connally intercepts marching farm workers (1966)

This photo captures one of the most talked about events, a flashbulb memory, of the 1966 March, where Gov Connally, Attorney General Carr, and Speaker Ben Barnes meet up with them near New Braunfels and tell them to go back, that Connally would not be at the Capitol on their arrival, and that he wouldn't call for a special session for establishing a Texas Minimum Wage Law of $1.25. At that time there was no law at all about a minimum wage. Date of the photo was August 31, 1966. Wayne State University Labor Archives has given us permission to use these photos which they archive for the UFW. In this photo: Gov Connally, Speaker Barnes, Catholic priest Antonio Gonzalez holding the cross.

This photo captures one of the  most talked about events, a flashbulb memory, of the 1966 March, where Gov Connally, Attorney General Carr, and Speaker Ben Barnes meet up with the UFW marchers near New Braunfels and tell them to go back.  Connally stated he would not be at the Capitol on their arrival and that he wouldn’t call for a special session for establishing a Texas Minimum Wage Law of $1.25.  At that time, there was no law at all about a minimum wage.

Date of the photo was August 31, 1966.   Wayne State University Labor Archives has given us permission to  use these photos which they archive for the UFW.

In this photo:  Gov Connally, Speaker Barnes, Catholic priest Antonio Gonzalez holding the cross.

To view more photos of this historic event, visit: http://farmworkers2016.org/2016/01/12/photos-fotos/

To submit photos, please email: rebeccaoflores@gmail.com

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